About Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a legal term that describes a medical professional’s failure to provide a standard level of care as per today’s accepted medical standards. When this occurs, a patient may suffer serious injury, birth injuries or may even lose his or her life. In addition, new prescription and over-the-counter medications that contain defective ingredients or are improperly labeled are introduced into the marketplace regularly. However, unfortunately dangerous drugs are often prescribed with little information provided to the patient regarding side effects and some of those side effects aren’t discovered until after they have been used for a number of years. This can lead to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death.
Fortunately, victims of medical malpractice may take legal action to seek financial compensation for the physical and/or emotional trauma they sustained as a result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional’s conduct. This is best accomplished with the assistance of an experienced attorney.
If a loved one was injured as a result of medical malpractice or any form of negligence on the part of a medical care facility or doctor, a personal injury lawyer at Steven A. Bagen & Associates may be able to help. Some of the types of cases we may be able to assist you with include:
- Birth injuries
- Dental malpractice
- Emergency room malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Plastic surgery malpractice
- Surgical errors
Our attorneys take on cases of this kind and we offer a free initial consultation to help get the process started.