Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a health care professional or provider in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused harm, injury or death to a patient. The error may have been because nothing was done (an act of omission), or a negligent act. This usually occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other medical entity performs an act, or fails to perform an act, which thereby causes injury. The medical failure' must fall below the standard of care in the medical community. Injury can occur by failing to diagnose, treat, or recognize a medical condition.
Unfortunately, in today's medical climate this happens all the time. Call us for a free consultation to discuss any claim you believe you may have.
If the doctor or medical facility is part of a governmental agency, in most cases you must file a claim within six months from the date you knew or should have known of the malpractice. There are some exceptions. We have handled many cases including wrongful death, failure to diagnose medical conditions resulting in serious permanent injuries, doctors who change the medical record, and so on.