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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice and professional negligence is a reality that is an all too common occurrence in the United States. A study by the Institute of Medicine reported that up to 98,000 people die each year in U.S. hospitals due to medical mistakes – the eighth leading cause of death in our country. Medical malpractice mistakes involving medication errors cause injuries to over 1.3 million persons a year.

Although physicians undergo years of specialized training and are expected to adhere to strict protocols, even small mistakes or oversights can result in devastating injury or even death. At The Stein Law Group, PLLC, we can work with experienced medical experts who will thoroughly investigate your case to find out what went wrong and who is at fault for you or your loved one’s injuries. Common medical malpractice cases arise from a wide range of errors, varying from minor to major incidents, such as:

  • Failure to properly diagnose a patient’s condition
  • Error in treatment
  • Prescription errors
  • Misdiagnosis of a patient’s condition
  • Breach of contact or warranty
  • Failure to obtain consent for treatment
  • Surgical error
  • X-ray and testing errors

A successful medical malpractice lawsuit will show that the physician’s actions were not in keeping with accepted standards of practice, that he or she failed to exercise reasonable care, that the hospital or facility was in violation of state or federal codes, that medical devices or equipment were defective, or that the staff members were inadequately trained.

Understanding Informed Consent

In many situations where medical care or treatment is provided to an individual, medical professionals are required to obtain the patient's “informed consent.” Although the specific definition of informed consent may vary from state to state, it means essentially that a physician (or other medical provider) must tell a patient all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure, or other course of treatment, and must obtain the patient's written consent to proceed.

Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis is when a medical professional fails to properly identify and diagnose a patient’s medical condition. In such cases, a doctor can be held liable for any damages that result from a misdiagnosis if it was a result of negligence. Medical misdiagnosis can involve a number of circumstances. In some cases, it involves a completely wrong diagnosis. A patient may have another condition that may or may not be related to the wrong diagnosis, or the patient may not be suffering from a medical condition at all. This type of medical misdiagnosis can be more likely in cases involving infant, behavioral / emotional, digestive, and rare conditions or those that characterized by vague symptoms.

Surgical Mistakes

Mistakes can have devastating or fatal consequences. U.S. surgeons and anesthesiologists are the best trained in the world, but mistakes happen.

If a medical professional made a surgical error that caused unnecessary complications, he or she can be held responsible for medical malpractice. The Stein Law Group, PLLC understands that suffering a catastrophic injury in surgery or as a result of improper anesthesia can cause a lifetime of health problems, and worse. Cases involving anesthesia and surgical errors can be extremely complex. You will want and need a professional on your side.

Thousands of physicians have been disciplined for incompetence, misconduct or negligent behavior. You can help protect your family and others in the community from careless medical malpractice by retaining The Stein Law Group, PLLC to hold these medical professionals accountable.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of medical negligence or malpractice, please contact The Stein Law Group, PLLC for a free consultation at 800-516-2812.