When The Hospital Or Doctor Causes Harm
Our team at Reddick Law has in-depth medical knowledge and experience. We understand that after a bad result, you may be wondering what happened. As it is unlikely that the medical staff or hospital will admit fault, we investigate each step to determine who did what, when, and what the result of that action or non-action was.
Need to know more? Call our team at 877-930-2080 to schedule a free case assessment. We will go over what happened and let you know whether or not, given the basic evidence and result, you have a case worth pursuing. It’s important to understand your rights. We can help.
What Is A Negligent Act?
Each of our attorneys is experienced in personal injury law, negotiation and trial. Our team has an extensive and established network of medical experts. These experts assist in carefully evaluating each potential negligence case. We employ advanced trial technology in complex cases, so that the evidence is clear.
The negligent acts of medical personnel can take several forms which include but are not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosing a disease, injury or condition
- Surgical and anesthesia-related errors
- Failure to properly treat a disease or illness
- Prescription and medication errors
- Operating on the wrong body part and other surgical errors
- Failure to fully inform a patient of the risks of a procedure
- Failure to properly monitor a condition
- Error during the delivery of an infant
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper diagnosis or treatment of a disease
A medical care provider is negligent and falls below the standard of care if he or she fails to exercise the level of skill, knowledge and care in diagnosis and treatment that other reasonably prudent medical care providers would possess and use under similar circumstances.
Most medical care providers provide excellent medical care. Unfortunately, there are providers that do not hold themselves to the requisite standard of care within the outlined areas above. Sometimes in medicine, there is an unavoidable bad or unfavorable outcome. In other cases, a provider either did something wrong or failed to do the right thing. We can help you understand what happened to you or your loved one.
If you lost a family member during a procedure or because a health issue went undiagnosed, you have our sincere condolences. It may be helpful for you to consult with an attorney to better understand what happened. A wrongful death lawsuit may be in advisable.
Older Patients And Medical Errors
Unfortunately, older people are vulnerable to medical errors at an alarming rate. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. In fact, over 250,000 people die each year because of medical errors. Many of these patients are elderly. Why? For many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that older patients are given too much medication or medication that negatively interacts with other medications. This can happen in the hospital or in a nursing facility. The results, however, can be fatal. Medical providers have a duty to review the medical issues a patient has as well as all of the medications that patient currently takes. When steps are missed or dismissed, serious mistakes can result.
The Help You Need Is A Phone Call Away
Reddick Law has handled hospital negligence, medical misdiagnosis, and prescription error cases for victims and their families nationwide in states such as Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. If you or a loved one has suffered because of the negligence of a health care provider outlined above, please contact Reddick Law at 877-930-2080 or fill out our free consultation form.