Medicine's key rule is "First, do no harm." But even highly skilled medical professionals can make improper judgments, resulting in harm or even death.
Several actions may constitute medical malpractice, including:
- failing to properly diagnose a patient's disease or injury;
- failing to properly treat a patient's condition;
- failure to properly prescribe a drug or treatment;
- failing to properly administer a drug, medication or treatment;
- continuing an ineffective treatment;
- failing to recommend or provide appropriate diagnostic testing;
- failing to inform about an available treatment;
- failing to obtain a patient's consent;
- failing to fully inform you of the risks before treating you,
- failing to properly manage a pregnancy or deliver a baby in an appropriate and/or safe manner;
- failing to perform surgery appropriately;
- failing to perform the correct surgery;
- failing to anticpate all problems associated with the patient's condition or injury;
Your injury may be the result of negligence from a nurse or a doctor, but it may also be a result of negligence on the part of another healthcare professional such as a physician assistant, laboratory , radiologist, x-ray technician or a pharmacist. Keep in mind though, that no medical professional can guarantee a cure or other successful outcome. Unsatisfactory results are not automatic grounds for a malpractice suit.
If you believe you are the victim of a medical mistake, contact Scherline & Associates today toll free at 1-888-514-1100. Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your claim and offer advice regarding your potential case.You should have an experienced personal injury attorney examine your medical records and help you determine who is the correct party at fault for your malpractice injuries.