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Medical Malpractice

July 17, 2019

Who to turn to when you suspect medical malpractice

“First do no harm.” This is the overarching rule in The Hippocratic Oath, one that’s taken by all physicians at the completion of their medical studies. While all doctors and healthcare professionals abide by oath when it comes to treating patients, the reality is that sometimes, harm is done. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

At the office of Walter J. Pink & Associates, PC, our team of skilled attorneys will carefully review the particulars of a person’s injury to ensure that all elements of a successful medical malpractice claim are present. For situations that warrant it, we will litigate lawsuits based on the negligent conduct of the medical professionals including as doctors, nurses, dentists and anesthesiologists, in addition to health care providers such as hospitals, health care clinics and medical corporations.

Examples of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Failure to recognize symptoms

To be considered medical malpractice under the law, claims must meet the three criteria: there’s been a violation of the established standard of care; the injury was caused by the negligence which led to injury; and lastly, the injury resulted in significant personal damage — such as disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

Working for your rights

If you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, contact Walter J. Pink & Associates, PC to arrange for a consultation. If it’s determined that you have a case, our highly skilled attorneys will work with you — and on your behalf — to seek proper restitution.

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