Everyone makes mistakes. This is a common phrase used to excuse or make light of a mistake someone makes. However, when this error is made by someone we put our trust in to take care of our health and well-being, it cannot be excused. We expect that the medical professionals we put our trust in are qualified and meticulous in the care they provide to ensure mistakes don't happen. Medical malpractice is medical negligence that causes the serious injury or death of a patient under their care. When a loved one dies or sustains serious injuries as a result of medical malpractice, the devastation, anger and frustration is immeasurable.
We seek medical care to help with medical issues. We would never expect the opposite to happen. There are many ways in which mistakes can be made by medical professionals such as medication error, surgical error or misdiagnosis, just to name a few. As alarming as that may seem, it does happen. When it happens, and your loved one is a victim of those mistakes, it may be difficult to prove.
When you lose a loved one as a result of the negligence of a medical professional, there are incredible obstacles to overcome. Although it will not change what happened, seeking monetary compensation through a personal injury claim can help to alleviate financial burdens so that you can begin the healing process.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim is complicated and includes statutes of limitations that typically don't apply to other types of personal injury claims. Obtaining the best legal representation possible will ensure that you understand the circumstances around your case and your questions can be answered so that you will receive the compensation you deserve.