“First do no harm.” This is the overarching rule in The Hippocratic Oath, one that’s taken by all physicians at the completion of their medical studies. While all doctors and healthcare professionals abide by oath when it comes to treating patients, the reality is that sometimes, harm is done. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
At the office of The Povman Law Firm, our team of skilled attorneys will carefully review the particulars of a person’s injury to ensure that all elements of a successful medical malpractice claim are present. For situations that warrant it, we will litigate lawsuits based on the negligent conduct of the medical professionals including as doctors, nurses, dentists and anesthesiologists, in addition to health care providers such as hospitals, health care clinics and medical corporations.
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:
To be considered medical malpractice under the law, claims must meet the three criteria: there’s been a violation of the established standard of care; the injury was caused by the negligence which led to injury; and lastly, the injury resulted in significant personal damage — such as disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.
If you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, contact The Povman Law Firm to arrange for a consultation. If it’s determined that you have a case, our highly skilled attorneys will work with you — and on your behalf — to seek proper restitution.
By The Povman Law Firm
July 17, 2019
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