Medical malpractice is the term used to describe a broad range of things that may occur to you, or a loved one, while in a hospital. The way the hospital treats, or doesn’t treat, its patients, or other ways in which it standards of medical care were lacking may indicate malpractice on the part of the health care provider. There are several different instances in which malpractice may have occurred. Some of them include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper treatment
- Delay in treatment
- Prescription error
- Birth injury or trauma
While these, as well as other instances occur rarely, they do happen. You may have heard stories of devices left inside patients after surgery, birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, negligence, delayed diagnosis, and more, and sometimes these situations result in death. More often than not they are emotionally and economically draining on the families involved.
It may be obvious to you that there has been a mistake made on the part of health care professionals. However, other times you might not be sure. Maybe you’re left with a gut feeling or just a sneaking suspicion that malpractice may have occurred. It is times like this where you might want to consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will be able to tell you with more certainty whether or not you are a victim of medical malpractice.
If you are in the Philadelphia metropolitan area or anywhere in New Jersey and believe that you may have a medical malpractice case, contact Weiss & Paarz P.C. to help guide you through the legal process.