Victims of medical malpractice may have legal protections

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2017 | Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice is a serious concern for victims and their families who have entrusted their health care and treatment to trained professionals. For medical conditions patients are suffering from to be properly treated, they must be properly diagnosed. An incorrect diagnosis, or delay in diagnosis, can result in improper treatment or delayed treatment that can result in a worsened condition or harm to the victim. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in serious consequences for victims and their families, including death.

A variety of different types of medical conditions can be increasingly serious if left undiagnosed or incorrectly diagnosed, including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, bone cancer, skin cancer, heart attack, stroke and other serious medical conditions. Different categories of medical professionals, including doctors, hospitals and other medical care professionals, could be liable under medical malpractice law if they have been medically negligent in their treatment of the patient.

Doctor errors and other medical negligence can have serious consequences for victims and their families. Failure to be thorough in conducting necessary medical tests can be a concern, but it is also important to keep in mind that any tests that are performed need to be properly read and interpreted. When a patient is not properly treated because of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, victims and their families may suffer a variety of damages.

Medical malpractice legal options, including wrongful death claims, may be available to help victims recover for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. It is important for victims of medical malpractice to be properly informed of their rights and the resources available to help them when harmed.