Medical malpractice sometimes ends up costing a family thousands, tens of thousands or more in damage. Sometimes, it costs a family much more. The kind of medical malpractice that leads to wrongful death claims is oftentimes the most egregious kind. It may involve a missed diagnosis, a wrong treatment or a botched surgery. There are plenty of ways that it can happen, unfortunately, and that means real problems for the people who suffer because of it.
Almost half of the claims filed for medical malpractice in any given year are filed over a missed diagnosis. These instances usually involve a patient who was not diagnosed properly and, because of that, was made to suffer more than they probably would have otherwise. These cases can cause enormous problems in the life of patients and their family. There are cases, however, where the damage is much worse.
If a doctor misses a stage I cancer that eventually becomes a stage IV cancer or if they miss another progressive and deadly condition that could have been cured if caught sooner, filing a lawsuit might be an option for your family.
Wrong or Missed Treatments
Doctors sometimes order the wrong treatments or fail to order the right ones altogether. When they should have known better, this sometimes ascends to the level of medical negligence. Talking to an attorney is the best way to find out. Not every instance where a physician misses a diagnosis is one where medical negligence is at issue, you’re attorney will have to let you know for sure.
If a treatment proved to be detrimental to the patient’s health and there was no legitimate reason that it should have been undertaken, filing a negligence lawsuit is definitely something to consider. There are plenty of cases where people have lost their life due to such negligence on the part of doctors and healthcare facilities.
A medical negligence lawyer can help you prepare a lawsuit against a doctor or a healthcare facility. Your medical malpractice claim has to be backed up with facts and your attorney will have the resources necessary to establish that medical malpractice played a part in your loss. If someone you love died because of physician negligence, you should consult with an attorney. You may not have a case at all but you also may have a very good one and may end up getting compensated for your loss.