The public puts a great deal of trust into the medical professionals who serve us and save our lives. These professionals have a responsibility to provide a certain standard of care to patients in the most vulnerable and scary moments of their lives. Some of the medical professionals that the public relies on include doctors, nurses, healthcare facilities, anesthesiologists, emergency medical technicians, among others. When a medical professional fails to meet the standard of care that their peers would provide, they may be considered negligent in caring for their patients. If a medical professional failed to meet the level of care that other professionals would meet and a patient suffers as a result of this negligence, it may be considered medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is a term covering a vast array of issues. Some examples of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to the following:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper consent
- Infections that were acquired in the hospital or after surgery
- Improper care and follow-up
Victims of medical malpractice may want to bring a case against the negligent party in an effort to recover compensation for their suffering. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our firm today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.