When a person goes into a hospital for treatment, they trust their doctors to fix any ailments that must be attended to. Unfortunately, there are some situations in which a doctor may make a mistake that ultimately causes the patient to face further ailments or even lose their life. In the United States, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths each year, reaching numbers as high as 251,000. The surgery may have gone totally fine but something may have gone wrong during the postoperative care, they were administered incorrect drugs by a nurse, or another means of incorrect care that was administered to the patient.
If you or a loved one has received medical attention that essentially brought more harm than good, you may have a case. If you can prove that the medical attention you were administered resulted in the death of a family member or further damaged your own health, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Most of these medical errors can be easily prevented but due to the negligence of a nurse or doctor, a person may die.
Hospitals have a long way to go when it comes to ensuring that all patients leave the hospital in a better condition than they arrived in but like any other widespread problem, it will take time. You may be able to recover damages from the party who is deemed negligent if you can show that your condition has significantly worsened as a result of medical malpractice. The damages that you may recover can include pain and suffering, lost wages, current and future medical expenses and loss of your abilities to do what you used to normally be able to do.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.