Preventable medical errors are the third most common cause of death in the United States–behind heart disease and cancer. Over 400,000 people die every year from medical negligence.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional is negligent in performing his or her duties and causes injury to a patient.
What qualifies as medical malpractice?
There are several ways a nurse or doctor can commit medical malpractice. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from medical negligence, call Morris Bart immediately.
This can be anything from making the wrong incision to operating on the wrong body part.
Misdiagnosis or Failure to Test
Medical professionals will often come to conclusions without performing the proper due diligence. If a doctor either fails to administer the proper tests or misdiagnoses with the tests available, they are being medically negligent.
This can occur either through prescription or administration. If either result in incorrect doses and injury, they can be considered medical malpractice.
Neglect or Unclean Environment
If a patient is not taken care of properly, or placed in an unclean environment, the facility is practicing medical negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered from medical malpractice, call the attorneys at Morris Bart immediately. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.