When individuals place their health and wellbeing into the hands of medical practitioners, they should receive the best care possible. Though there are inherent risks involved with nearly all forms of medical treatment, patients deserve, and should be able to expect, the highest level of professional competence when they are in the care of a medical treatment facility, be it a hospital, nursing home, or a chiropractic center.
When a medical professional provides care that does not meet current medical standards, that professional may be committing medical malpractice. If a medical professional, including nurses and doctors, do not give the patient the appropriate level of care required, they are subjecting that patient to unnecessary risk. Poor care can cause direct injury including severe illness, dependence on prescription drugs, debilitating personal injury, psychological trauma, and even death. Medical malpractice claims can be filed for injuries relating to misdiagnosis of disease, inappropriate and/or negligent treatment, and negligence occurring during surgery.
If a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider has caused you injury or suffering as the result of negligent and reckless care, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against him or her. If you would like to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer about your claim, contact Kope and Associates today.