What is medical malpractice?

What is medical malpractice?

During times of illness, people seek the help of doctors. These medical professionals are known for their expertise in their field. They have knowledge of the human body and medicine that other people do not have. Medical professionals can give us the attention we need to feel better physically. This can improve our overall health. Unfortunately, this can lead to negligence experienced from a doctor in some situations. Medical malpractice can be defined as a form of negligence exhibited by a healthcare professional when they are supposed to be taking care of their patients. When healthcare professionals fail to meet their expected standard of care, there can be negative impacts felt by their patients after their lack of care. The standard of care that is expected from medical professionals can be based on the standard that is practiced by their peers and the institutions that they are associated with.

Medical malpractice can include a range of negligence by a professional. There are many different forms of medical malpractice that medical professionals can prove to be negligent for. These may include: failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, surgical mistakes, emergency room mistakes, prescription errors and overdoses, labor and birth injuries, anesthesia errors, inadequate consent, hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections and improper care and follow-up.

Is an investigation done?

When patients believe that they have experienced a case of medical malpractice, they should seek counsel. They will need to build a case in order to prove their claim. By reporting this act of malpractice, it can launch an investigation into the matter. This may help reveal details regarding the case. An investigation can show if the medical professional is proven to be negligent or if they just made a mistake during the treatment of the patient. If patients have a valid case involving medical malpractice, they may seek compensation for this offense that can aid them at this time. This compensation can come in the form of damages. These damages can include economic damages that can cover the cost of medical bills that have piled up, lost wages and lost future wages. This can help you recover from your injuries and be able to maintain a source of income while you are unable to work during recovery from your injuries. You may also be able to recover non-economic damages that can provide compensation for your pain and suffering. This can account for emotional trauma from the incident.

The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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