We entrust doctors, surgeons and nurses with our lives. When we are injured
or ill, we go to the doctor to find solutions. Unfortunately, this isn’t
always the case and patients sometimes patients find themselves suffering
at the hands of a professional’s negligence. Medical malpractice
refers to when a health care professional’s treatment was substandard
and caused serious harm, injury or even death.
Medical malpractice comes in many different forms but it’s important
to remember that not every situation is grounds for a medical malpractice
claim. In cases involving a patient’s condition worsening or being
diagnosed with an untreatable condition, malpractice cannot be said to
have occurred – as long as the doctor acted with an appropriate
amount of care and skill. In this blog, our Hartford medical malpractice
attorneys explore when a mistake is considered malpractice.
Doctors are human, meaning mistakes happen. If their mistake falls below
the medical standard of care, however, the error may rise to a level of
malpractice. A doctor can be considered medically negligent if he or she
fails to inform you of the dangerous risks of a certain treatment, fails
to diagnose a harmful condition or makes an unacceptable error during
surgery. In a medical malpractice case, you must prove that your doctor’s
negligence directly caused you harm and suffering.
In some cases, a medical professional’s actions can be seen as reckless.
Although it’s considered a rarity in the medical field, some examples
of reckless behavior in the medical field includes performing a procedure
while under the influence of alcohol or administering a lethal dosage
of medication. Recklessness can also be considered an extreme form of
negligence, meaning the doctor’s actions placed the patient at risk
of suffering significant harm.
Medical malpractice claims are a complicated cases from the very beginning.
At Zayas Law Firm, our legal team has more than 35 years of experience
and we’ve helped countless victims recover the compensation they
deserve. Call (888) 486-3037 today.