Personal injury cases, also known as tort law, are extremely common in the United States. They may be the result of a wide range of injuries, including those suffered in automobile accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. This article will take a closer look at personal injury claims related to medical malpractice.
About Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice refers to treatments, negligent acts, or omissions that cause injury to the patient. In order for an individual to file a claim for medical malpractice, they must demonstrate that there was a violation in standard of care, meaning that the healthcare professionals did not uphold the medical standards recognized as being acceptable under similar circumstances. In addition, these negligent actions must have caused an injury and significant damages that would otherwise not have occurred.
Types of Claims Involved
There are a number of injuries that constitute medical malpractice. This includes—but is not limited to— birth injuries, misdiagnosis, wrong-site surgery, and improper medication prescription or dosage. Additional examples of medical malpractice can be found on our website here.
Steps You Can Take
One of the best steps to take after suffering an injury due to medical malpractice is to consult an experienced attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer will determine if you have enough information to support a personal injury claim, help you obtain the necessary medical documentation, and prepare your case in the event that it goes to trial.
When you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to malpractice, it’s time to contact your Long Island law firm. Give the medical malpractice attorneys with Pegalis & Erickson a call at (516) 684-2900 to set up an initial consultation. We handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including those affecting children.
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