Medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to medical negligence. This can occur when an individual suffers injury or death because of the mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, hospital staff member, or other healthcare providers. Medical professionals are required to take reasonable care in their work, and this includes following professional guidelines and providing proper treatment for their patients. If they do not adhere to these guidelines, then they may be held liable for any injuries sustained as a result of their actions.
Common Medical Negligence Claims
There are many things that can go wrong in a medical procedure or treatment session. These mistakes range from having the incorrect dosage to being given the wrong medication and so much more.
Some common examples of what could be classified as medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
- Receiving an incorrect dosage of medications or drugs
- Injuries as a result of surgical errors, including nerve damage, infections, and more
- Being given the incorrect treatment for an injury or illness
- Contracting an infectious disease while in the hospital
- Receiving the incorrect organ or body part during surgery
I Believe I May Be a Victim of Medical Malpractice — What’s Next?
Medical malpractice claims are often difficult to prove, expensive to pursue and legally challenging. But if you have been hurt by the negligence of a medical professional, you do have rights. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, your next step should be to contact the attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve. We provide free initial consultations, so you can speak to one of our attorneys about your case. They will be able to go over the details of your situation, let you know if your case is viable, and help fight for the compensation that you deserve. A lawyer will be able to review your case and determine if you have grounds for legal action. Contact Shlesinger & deVilleneuve today to get started on your case.