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If you or a loved one has been victimized by a medical professional, you may be feeling:
- Confused - how could this happen?
- Betrayed - they broke my trust.
- Isolated - no one knows what I'm going through.
The good news is: we can help.
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Since 1990, Jeff Rasansky and his team have been pursuing justice for people just like you who have suffered as a result of physician or hospital negligence or malpractice. Contact us for a FREE case evaluation, and we will give you a copy of our medical malpractice report FREE
When a health professional fails to properly diagnose or treat a patient's medical condition - resulting in new or increased injury to the patient - malpractice is often present.
Also referred to as medical negligence, malpractice is either the provision of inappropriate treatment (an act of commission) or the failure to supply proper treatment (an act of omission).
Health professionals and organizations capable of committing medical malpractice fall into several categories:
- Nurse Practicioners
- Nursing Assistants
- Surgery Centers
- Medical Spas
- Urgent and Walk-in Care Facilities
- Nurse Anesthetists
- Physical Therapists
- Lab Technicians
There are many types of medical malpractice cases, and each case is unique. The variations are endless. If you think you have a case, but need more clarification, then contact us for a FREE case evaluation.
Here are some common types of medical malpractice cases:
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE A DISEASE OR CONDITION
This occurs after a medical professional incorrectly diagnoses a medical condition or disease. In some cases, this can have dire results as a patient's health worsens beyond the reach of a cure.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY MONITOR PATIENTS WHILE TREATING A DISEASE OR ILLNESS
This includes the failure to properly monitor a patient's care, treatment, response to treatment, and condition; failure to report changes in a patients situation; the use of incorrect equipment (or the incorrect use of proper equipment) when monitoring a patient's status; failure to document monitoring processes and results.
The medical professional has an obligation to correctly follow the progression of your care and keep you involved and informed in the process.
FAILURE TO NOTIFY CARE PROVIDERS OF
CHANGES IN CONDITION
This includes the failure to provide proper treatment in a timely manner, or the failure to recognize, treat, and notify the appropriate care provider when signs and symptoms indicate a patient's condition is deteriorating."
SURGICAL / ANESTHESIA ERRORS
Errors can occur in every type of surgical situation and procedure, from exploratory surgery to heart operations. Common high-risk surgeries include:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Lasik Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Cardiac Surgery
Pharmacy and prescription errors are the cause of tragic personal injury and wrongful death. There are many types of mistakes that can be made while treating patients - including errors in prescribing and/or filling patient medication. This can constitute medical malpractice. Growing in number, pharmacy errors and prescription mistakes account for as many as 98,000 deaths each year (according to an October 2003 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association).
According to the AHA, patients are entitled to certain rights when being treated by medical professionals. Those rights are:
- The right to considerate and respectful care.
- The right to get complete, up to date information about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis from your physician in terms that you can reasonably be expected to understand.
- The right to get enough information about any proposed treatment or procedure to make informed consent - meaning that you should know enough about the expected benefits, possible hazards, and time needed for recovery to decide if you want the treatment or procedure.
- The right to refuse treatment and to be advised of the possible medical consequences of doing so.
- The right to every consideration of privacy concerning your own medical care program. Case discussion, consultation, examination, and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly.
- The right to expect all communications and records concerning your care be treated as confidential.
- The right to a reasonable response to your request for services.
- The right to know if the hospital plans to engage in any human experimentation that might affect your care or treatment. You have the right to refuse to participate in such research projects.
- The right to expect reasonable continuity of care. You have the right to know in advance what appointment times and physicians are available, as well as the location for follow-up visits.
- The right to be informed about continuing health care requirements after discharge.
- The right to examine and receive an explanation of your bill regardless of whether it is paid by you or by another source.
- The right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to your conduct as a patient.
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