Doctors and medical professionals are an important part of our society. They usually treat us when we are sick or injured, and they diagnose and treat patients with the goal of making the patient healthy. Most doctors work and care for us in a professional and competent manner. Sometimes, doctors may perform their job in a manner below the accepted standard of care, which can cause serious injury. Be it a loving grandparent, a caring spouse, or an innocent newborn, the injury can take months or even years to heal. The injury caused by the malpractice can be permanent; sadly, there are even times when the malpractice can lead to a wrongful death.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider carelessly or intentionally injures a patient. In such an instance, the individual or organization responsible for the injury may be required to provide monetary damages to the injured person to help that person obtain the position they were in before the injury.
These are long, complex cases, requiring much time and resources. I have access to several physicians including my husband, a local internist who assists in the review and evaluation of these cases.