Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing. They're where you go when you're hurt or sick and you need the aid of well-educated, highly trained professionals. However, every year nearly 100,000 Americans die as a result of avoidable medical mistakes.
Most doctors and other medical professionals are capable, caring, compassionate individuals who work hard for the health of their patients. However, medical mistakes are usually devastating in their consequences, and no victims are more innocent than patients who have come to a doctor looking for aid.
Forms of Medical Malpractice
While negligence is the root cause of most forms of medical malpractice, it's important to understand a couple of key points. First, not every unfortunate result in a hospital is a case of medical malpractice. This area of law is complicated, and it's vital you speak with a lawyer immediately so you can get a sense of the validity of your claim.
Second, there are a wide range of specific medical malpractice cases. Those include:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Medical malpractice in nursing homes
- Failure to diagnose
- Cosmetic surgery malpractice
- Psychiatric malpractice
How We Can Help
It's crucial that you speak to the lawyers at Bryce Brewer Law Firm immediately after you've been hurt. Many people don't even know they have a potential medical malpractice claim, and thus lose the opportunity to pursue justice for their injuries. Call us at (501) 978-3030.