Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Most healthcare professionals offer competent treatment and place patient safety among their top priorities. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Journal of the American Medical Association has recognized medical negligence as one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Medical malpractice comes in many forms, including the following:
- Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
- Surgical Errors
- Prescription Drug Errors
- Foreign Objects Left in Patients
- Anesthesia Errors
- Failure to Monitor
- Pregnancy and Birth Injuries
To succeed on a medical-malpractice claim, a patient must show that the healthcare provider was negligent by breaching the "standard of care." In layman's terms, this means the patient must show that his or her healthcare provider did not adhere to commonly accepted practices and principles. The patient must also show that the providers' breach of the standard of care caused the patient injuries or complications. This requires evidence from medical experts, who can testify to the applicable standards and whether the healthcare providers followed them. Medical malpractice cases are complex, requiring an understanding of the medicine involved and specific laws that apply only to such cases.
Matt Swift began his career defending healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, and is familiar with these issues and the hurdles that plaintiffs often face in medical malpractice cases. If you suspect that you or someone you know has suffered from medical malpractice, please contact us for a free consultation.