Medical errors occur in all phases of practice. Hospitals, emergency room doctors and staff may fail to properly diagnose injuries. Nurses or pharmacists may inadvertently provide incorrect medication or fail to provide the proper dosage. Surgeons may make errors in the course of their procedures that cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries. In other cases, doctors fail to provide the proper care for the condition, even though they have properly diagnosed it, or they may have misdiagnosed the medical problem.
The basic medical requirement for proper medical care is called the “standard of care.” This is the recognized procedure for diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries. While the law recognizes that doctors, nurses and other medical providers do not guarantee successful treatment, it does require that medical practitioners provide proper care to their patients. If the care provided does not meet the standard, medical providers, including doctors, nurses and hospitals, are liable for the injuries and harm that result. These damages include loss of wages, medical bills, additional medical treatment, and pain and suffering caused by negligent medical care, or damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. We employ top experts in the fields of medicine to assist us and you in proving your case.