Medical malpractice is often a term we all hear and believe to be just a bogus claim people make to squeeze out money from a hospital. Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims are often very real and stem from dangerous issues that occur to patients in a medical setting. Medicine has been a basic part of our lives for centuries, and has led to decreased mortality rates and increased life expectancy. However, accidents continue to occur in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Patients who have been harmed during their routine medical care may have a claim for damages against the hospital or individual doctor.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional has been negligent in providing services. Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care, and the failure to meet this standard could result in medical malpractice claims. Types of medical malpractice often includes the following:
Unfortunately, even a small mistake in the medical field can have dire repercussions on patient and their family. The misdiagnosis of an illness that could have been easily treatable early on could lead to years of ongoing medical care and a tremendous toll on the body, or even death. In determining whether your claim rises the appropriate level of medical malpractice claims, you should consider the circumstances of your injury. Was there a breach of care which led to an injury? If so, you may be eligible to bring a claim for your injuries.
Hospitals and doctors’ offices will often attempt to dissuade the patient from bringing a claim for damages after a medical malpractice incident occurs, either through medical explanations or through their insurance companies. However, if you have experienced medical care that led to severe injuries, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs. Do not allow yourself to be swayed by the various explanations the responsible medical professional may offer you. If you have received an injury unrelated to your underlying medical concern which you arrived at the hospital or office to treat, you should bring a claim for your damages. The attorneys at Sadler and Sadler are well experienced in providing assistance to individuals who have been injured after a medical professional exercised negligence in their care.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Sadler and Sadler. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in protecting our clients from negligent individuals whose actions led to devastating injuries. Our clients placed their whole-hearted trust in their medical professionals, only to experience severe injuries as a result of their negligent medical care. We place our clients first in our firm, and will work closely with you to understand the details of your claim and will work tirelessly to find the best outcome for your case. Contact our San Antonio office today for your initial free consultation.