Medical malpractice claims involve errors or omissions that occur in a medical setting, specifically, errors or omissions that result in patient injury. Doctors are required to meet certain standards of care. When doctors fail to meet these standards, victims and families may be entitled to seek damages for medical malpractice. These errors include:
Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose. Proper diagnosis is essential to prevent further injury or illness. When doctors fail to properly diagnose a patient, or when doctors misinterpret test results, the lack of subsequent care can lead to worsening illness or even death. With diseases like cancer, time is of the essence. A significant delay in treatment can lead to the spread of cancer, worsening symptoms and make treatment more difficult or unsuccessful. If misdiagnosis led to your loved one’s worsening illness or death, you may be entitled to seek damages for medical malpractice. Contact the medical malpractice law firm at Andrew T. Brake, P.C. in Denver, Colorado, today.
Surgical Errors. Doctors can make mistakes. When these mistakes occur in surgery, patients can suffer additional infections, illness, or even death. If you believe a surgical error resulted in your worsening illness, injury or death, contact Attorney Andrew T. Brake today.
Improper Prescription or Dosage Errors. Doctors have a responsibility to review a patient’s current medications and avoid prescribing drugs that could create deadly interactions. Additionally, doctors and nurses have a responsibility to ensure that hospitalized patients and nursing home patients get the right medication at the right time and at the right dosage. Failure to do this can result in serious injury or death. If you believe a medication error led to you or your loved one’s injury or death, you may be entitled to seek damages to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Visit the medical malpractice law firm of Andrew T. Brake, P.C. in Denver, Colorado, today.
Mistreatment of a Diagnosed Condition. Doctors must follow certain protocols or standards of care after making a diagnosis. If doctors fail to follow these protocols, medical errors, illness, or injury can occur.
Early Release from the Hospital. Releasing a patient from nursing care or the hospital too early can lead to complications.
Lack of Informed Consent. Informed consent refers to the consent given by the patient before having a procedure, and after the medical professional has revealed potential negative side effects of that procedure. If you were not properly informed about the risks of a medical procedure, you may have the right to pursue damages.
Pharmaceutical Errors. Sometimes, pharmacists can provide a patient with the wrong medication or dispense an incorrect dosage level of the correct medication.
Medical malpractice is a medical professional’s failure to act as a reasonable and prudent medical professional would under similar circumstances. If that failure results in injury to a patient, that patient, or their surviving family, may file a medical malpractice claim. A simple error on the part of the medical professional is usually not enough to win your claim. Certain conditions must be met:
The injured party must establish that the medical professional failed to act in accordance with the established standards of medical practice i.e., the medical professional acted in a “negligent” manner.
This negligence is what caused the injury or suffering. This is called proximate cause.
The damage caused by the medical malpractice must be shown.
If these conditions are met, and the injury is significant, you should seriously consider pursuing a fair settlement. Andrew T. Brake, P.C. in Denver, Colorado, is a medical malpractice law firm that understands the claims process and can help you every step of the way. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be complex and can involve many steps. Andrew T. Brake, P.C. can stand beside you as you fight for justice for yourself or your loved one.
Medical professionals must meet high standards of duty and care. Everyone who treats patients has a responsibility to offer them medical care that meets the recognized standards of care. Generally, medical malpractice claims are filed against:
Usually, a settlement will cover pain and suffering, physical injury, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, medical bills, future medical care and treatment, future life care expenses, where appropriate, and interest and court costs. If you’ve undergone a medical procedure in Aurora, Boulder, or anywhere else in Colorado, and you believe you’ve suffered serious injury as the result of the negligence of a medical professional, call medical malpractice lawyer Andrew T. Brake. He has handled malpractice claims since 1983 and is prepared to represent you in Littleton, Colorado Springs, or Pueblo, Colorado. Contact his office in Denver today. No Recovery, No Fee.