Understanding Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, pharmacy worker, surgeon, or other medical practitioner acts in a way that is not considered up to the standards of medical care, resulting in a patient sustaining further harm. Unfortunately for the victims of medical malpractice, there are many ways that medical professionals can – and do – act negligently.
What Is Considered To Be Medical Malpractice?
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases occur with a fair amount of frequency in the U.S. Depending on what medical professional is responsible for the error and what actually occurs, a person can be the victim of one of many different types of medical malpractice. Some of the most common, however, include:
- Wrong Diagnosis / Misdiagnosis
- Delayed Treatment
- Surgical Errors
- Pharmaceutical Errors
- Improper Treatment
- Emergency Room Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Dental Malpractice
- Hospital Negligence
Whether a person sustains harm due to one of these or another form of medical malpractice, the medical professional responsible for causing the harm might be held financially and legally responsible.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio
If you or someone you care about thinks that you have been unduly harmed by a doctor, nurse, hospital administrator, or other medical professional, it may be possible to take legal action against that party. In fact, you may be owed much-needed financial compensation and justice for the undue harm you have suffered due to medical malpractice. Find out how our San Antonio-based lawyers at the Chris Mayo Law Firm can help you explore your legal options and help you by calling our offices at (210) 999-9999 today.