What is Medical Malpractice and/or Medical Negligence?
Medical malpractice occurs when a provider makes an incorrect diagnosis, fails to promptly treat a patient’s condition, neglects to administer appropriate care, or makes a medical error during treatment which results in patient harm.
How Often Does Medical Malpractice Result in Wrongful Death?
According to a Johns Hopkins study, more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors. Other reports claim the numbers to be as high as 440,000. Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Who is Responsible for Preventing Medical Malpractice?
Patients and hospital staff rely on hospital administration to properly train, staff, and supervise hospital conditions to prevent medical errors and medical negligence. Unfortunately, hospital administrators often focus too heavily on profit and not enough on patient care. When hospital administration fails to properly screen their staff prior to hiring, fails to train staff, fails to responsibly schedule staff, fails to maintain a clean and orderly environment, and/or fails to provide their staff with safe, reliable equipment, they put each and every patient in their care at risk.
What you should know if you are Considering a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit:
Collecting compensation for a condition related to medical malpractice may be complicated. The first item to consider is whether or not insufficient medical care resulted in an injury, and whether or not that injury had serious physical, emotional, or financial implications. Secondly, there must be evidence that the medical provider(s) failed to provide a proper standard of care. Finally, the lawsuit must be filed within two and a half years of the day that the medical practice occurred.
Finkelstein & Partners Medical Malpractice Case Highlights
- Failure To Treat Acute Asthma Timely – $3,250,000 Settlement
- Surgical Mistake Results in $2,300,000 Settlement
- $1.75 Million Jury Award : Surgical Malpractice
If you would like to find out if you’re Eligible for Compensation:
Contact us 24-7 for a free case evaluation by dialing 1-800-LAW-AMPM or by clicking here. Our skilled team of attorneys have successfully held countless negligent medical providers accountable.