Medical mistakes are devastating for victims and their families. Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes more often than most people realize. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are dedicated to helping clients who have been harmed due to preventable medical errors. If you or somebody you love need a medical malpractice attorney, we are ready to investigate your case today. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
This country has one of the most advanced medical systems in the world, and new innovations save more lives every year. However, the United States has a quiet epidemic that is killing hundreds of thousands each year – preventable medical errors.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have said that approximately 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals. Millions of other victims survive these mistakes but are left dealing with the consequences.
Think about how many medical professionals you interact with on a regular basis. Most people only think that medical mistakes are committed by only doctors are surgeons. However, most people interact with the following one or more times a year: nurses, pharmacists, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, emergency medical personnel, and more. Any of these individuals can potentially make a mistake that causes great harm to a patient.
No medical professional is going to get it right 100% of the time. However, there are mistakes made that should not happen and can lead to severe patient harm. This can include:
When a healthcare professional makes a mistake, it can lead to a patient needing additional medical procedures to fix the error, long-term disability for a patient, and even death.
When determining whether malpractice has been committed by a health care professional, it will need to be determined whether the medical professional provided an adequate standard of care to the patient. This is usually judged by determining whether a similarly trained health care professional would have provided the same treatment under similar circumstances. If the answer is “no,” then it may be a medical malpractice case.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we are ready to get to work investigating what happened. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include the following: