Greenfield Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When it comes to medical care, trust is crucial in the relationship between health care provider and patient. The breach of this trust can be disastrous: illness, injury, and even death can result from poor care and malpractice. When a health care provider does not follow the accepted standard of care and this negligence results in physical or emotional trauma, patients can hold doctors liable. A patient or family member can seek compensation for damages by filing a medical malpractice suit against his or her practitioner.
The Greenfield medical malpractice attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® recognize how devastating the mistakes of a medical professional can be and work hard to hold them accountable. If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, know that taking legal action can protect future patients from similar negligence and carelessness. Our legal team has the experience and knowledge to handle your case and streamline the legal process. That means you can direct your attention to recovering and getting back to a normal life as soon as possible.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
Health care provider negligence requires five elements in order to be eligible for compensation. The provider must have officially undertaken care of the patient, failed to conform to standard care, provided care that resulted in injury, deviated from professional standard, and caused tangible damages (either physical or emotional). These damages can be the result of any of the following:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: Diagnosis issues make up the majority of malpractice cases. When a doctor misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose an illness, the physician puts the life and wellbeing of the patient at risk by inadvertently denying them necessary treatment.
- Childbirth injuries: Negligent prenatal care and poor care during childbirth can result in a failure to keep the mother and/or child healthy. Negligence can include a failure to diagnose medical conditions that might complicate the pregnancy, failure to identify birth defects, failure to respond to fetal distress, and unnecessary caesarean sections or incompetent use of forceps. These mistakes can result in deformity, injury, illness, or even death.
- Medication errors: Problems with medication prescriptions can be the result of a variety of mistakes. If a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, the patient may experience pain or discomfort and can become ill. On the other hand, an error by a nurse practitioner or malfunctioning machine can also result in incorrect drug administration.
- Anesthesia errors: Anesthesiologists are required to take note of patient history and warn patients of possible risks associated with the use of anesthetic drugs. If an anesthesiologist gives too much or too little anesthetic, fails to monitor the patient’s vital signs, improperly intubates the patient, or uses defective equipment, the patient can be the victim of serious damages. Anesthesia errors can result in emotional trauma, permanent injury, brain damage, coma, or even death.
- Surgery errors: Some medical mistakes are the result of negligence during surgery. If a surgeon operates on the wrong body part or leaves surgical tools in the body cavity after closing, the surgeon subjects the patient to unnecessary damages. Similarly, if post-operational care is not up to accepted standards, the patient may suffer from serious complications.
Patients who place their trust in medical professionals to help them and heal them should not have to deal with the devastating effects of negligent care.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Greenfield for Assistance
If you or someone you love is a victim of medical malpractice, you may be eligible for financial compensation. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has the experience and the resources to help fight to protect your interests and pursue justice. Learn more about what the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® team can do to help your case by calling our Greenfield offices at (414) 271-0900 today.