3 Things to Know for Your Denver Personal Injury Case - Cases of Medical Malpractice
March 17, 2016
When a doctor or member of the healthcare industry is negligent to a patient, whether it is intentional or unintentional, it can result in injury or even death. Certain cases of medical malpractice are very clear, while others victims may be unsure. This is where a Denver personal injury attorney can help answer questions to help you with your case or define your case if you are unsure. Below are four things you need to know about medical malpractice
Errors and Actions: There are a few different ways a doctor or healthcare professional can be negligent to a patient. Medical errors are common, whether it is in the form of medication or a diagnosis. Medical News Today explains this can happen at any time from the visit, in treatment or in any aftercare. Other times, it can be when a doctor does not do anything for a patient at all when they should. Medical News Today also noted a BMJ Quality and Safety report that said there are 160,000 deaths each year in the United States due to medical malpractice and over the last 30 years, $38.8 billion was paid out to victims.
Common Cases: When it comes to some of the most common medical malpractice cases, there are a few common ones in addition to medical errors or taking no action for an issue. Issues from a surgery can result in a personal injury in Denver, especially if a tool was left in a patient. Complications with anesthesia are another common malpractice case, whether it is the administration or lack of monitoring during the surgery. Errors in prescribed medication can also lead to a case when patients prescribed a medication that a doctor knows is not a good fit for them or interact with another medication. Last, diagnoses errors can also lead to a malpractice case—whether it was an error or a delayed diagnosis.
Not All Errors are Malpractice: Just because there is an error in a medical situation does not necessarily mean you have a medical malpractice case. One of the primary reasons is an injury not being as severe. This would be the scenario when you should discuss what happened with your attorney. Sometimes patients will over-exaggerate a situation to make a case. Other times, it may depend on a potential payout for the case. ProPublica has a list of other situations where a lawyer may not take a case.
Whether you know you have a potential medical malpractice case or not, the law offices of Mark A. Simon can help. Not only will we review your case, but you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. And as a former nurse, Mark can understand what you or your family are going through. We will fight to resolve your case and help you get your life back to normal. Contact us for a free consultation or give us a call to discuss your case with us.