Physicians are some of the most esteemed members of society, as we literally trust them with our lives. When something is wrong, we expect that our doctor identifies the issue in a timely manner and treats us accordingly. The unfortunate reality is that sometimes, physicians fail to meet the standard of care that we expect them to. When this happens, the victim of negligence may suffer from serious consequences for years down the road or even for the rest of his or her life.
There are a number of very common mistakes that are made by physicians in the United States. Some of the forms of physician errors that our firm handles include the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to order necessary tests
- Failure to evaluate test results
- Surgical errors such as punctures or lacerations to surrounding organs
- Prescribing the wrong dose of medication
- Leaving surgical instruments or sponges in the body
- Wrong site surgery
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Radiological errors
- Performing unnecessary surgery
Of course, when any of these things happen, the victims are often subject to a number of challenges and may even require additional surgery. If you plan to bring a lawsuit against the physician that was negligent, it may be necessary to gather evidence that if they had provided better care, the injuries would not have taken place. If you or a loved one has suffered because of the negligence of a physician or a hospital, it is important to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
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.