Macon Medical Malpractice Attorney
Each year, nearly 100,000 people are killed in the United States as a result of medical malpractice, and there are nearly 8 times more people injured than actually file a claim. The total national cost for hospital negligence is nearly 30 billion dollars each year. Medical malpractice claims are very complex and can be one of the most expensive to file.
Are You Entitled to a Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you or a loved one has received negligent or improper care from a medical professional, you may be entitled to medical malpractice compensation. Although nurses and doctors are highly trained, trusted, and respected, like everyone, they do make mistakes which can cause serious medical consequences, sometimes even leading to wrongful death. If you have received improper care, you should contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill immediately.
As a result of medical malpractice suits, many hospitals have improved their care and general operation. Filing a claim will not only provide you the financial support your require, but will also help prevent the same accident from happening to someone else.
There are a wide range of mistakes that can occur because of medical malpractice
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in severe health consequences
- Pharmaceutical or medication errors can occur when the wrong medicine or dosage is prescribed
- Surgical errors can occur when the wrong area of the body is operated on, an incorrect procedure is performed, or surgical tools are left inside the body
- Anesthesia errors can occur when an improper amount is supplied for a medical procedure
- Cosmetic surgery errors can result in an appearance that was not wanted
- Psychiatric malpractice occurs when there is a failure to diagnose, the wrong medicine or dosage is prescribed, or privacy rights are violated
Another common form of medical malpractice occurs at birth, with several types of injuries being possible. Such injuries can have lasting effects and can occur during Cesarean sections or breech delivery errors, from strain or rough handling, or through inability to detect fetal distress.