Any medical procedure carries certain risks. Too often, however, patients are injured or die because of medical mistakes. Medical malpractice lawsuits seek compensation on behalf of the injured patient or family for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. They may seek money from individual medical professionals or the institution that employs them, i.e., the hospital, clinic, nursing home, etc. In addition to helping the individual or family that has suffered an injury or loss, a medical malpractice lawsuit demonstrates to the offending medical practitioner or institution that they have deficiencies that must be corrected.
Who may be held liable for medical malpractice?
Individuals whose actions may be investigated in the consideration of a malpractice lawsuit include, but are not limited to: internists, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics and EMTs, radiologists, lab technicians, chiropractors, dentists and specialists of all fields of medicine.
A medical malpractice lawsuit may also seek to hold a medical institution accountable for a patient’s injuries if it can be shown that an employee injured the patient. This includes hospitals, medical centers, clinics, private medical practices, nursing and retirement homes and rehabilitation centers.
We are here to help if medical malpractice has occurred.
Any sudden health emergency or death causes grief and uncertainty for the individuals and families involved. At Harrison White, P.C., we believe any truly unexpected or unexplained injury or death that occurs while a patient is under a medical professional’s care should be properly investigated. In cases of medical error or negligence, we work diligently to hold responsible those who have been negligent and failed to meet the proper standards of care.