Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We trust our lives to doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals. While most healthcare providers perform their job to the highest standards, medical errors unfortunately happen at an alarming rate. According to a recent study, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. That does not take into account the thousands more people who are injured by medical errors every year. When someone is injured by a medical error, they need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
Medical malpractice cases can be some of the most complex and costly cases to litigate. That’s because medical malpractice cases involve the errors of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff or hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The issues are intricate and almost always involve the hiring of expert witnesses to prove that medical errors were made along with the collection of hundreds if not thousands of medical records and other documents. State laws also complicate medical malpractice cases. The best medical malpractice lawyers will help ease the stress and anxiety of dealing with the aftermath of a medical error and fight to obtain the compensation their client deserves.
If you’ve been injured by a medical error in West Virginia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, call GKT to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer today. Consultations are always free and we never collect a fee unless we win your truck accident case. Our medical malpractice lawyers are always available at any time by calling (304) 845-9750, by Live Chat 24/7 at GKT.com, or online.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other medical staff fails to perform their duties to medically-accepted standards of care and causes an injury or death. Medical malpractice can involve a doctor’s wrongful action or the failure of a doctor to take an action. Oftentimes, a doctor or other healthcare provider’s actions or inactions are judged by what another doctor would have done under the same circumstances. Thus, for the purposes of keeping things simple, medical error is a good way of describing medical malpractice.
Common Medical Malpractice Examples
Medical malpractice can take the form of any number of actions or inactions by a health care provider or facility. While it would be impossible to provide every conceivable medical malpractice circumstance, below are some of the more common medical errors leading to a medical malpractice lawsuit.