Was Your Injury Caused By Medical Malpractice?
When something goes wrong during health care, it can be devastating for a patient and his or her family – but not every poor medical outcome, even death, is a symptom of malpractice. There are risks to every medical procedure, and no one is guaranteed a positive outcome.
Before you can pursue a claim, it helps to understand more about medical malpractice. Here are the answers to some of the most important questions clients have:
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Doctors are held to high professional expectations. They are expected to provide care that is consistent with what trained professional would provide for a patient with your condition. When a medical professional’s negligent act or omission violates that expected standard of care and ends up leaving a patient seriously injured or causes a death, that is considered malpractice.
Is Every Medical Mistake Malpractice?
No. Malpractice depends on several different factors, including whether the medical provider’s mistake was the cause of the patient’s poor outcome. Sometimes, a poor outcome is unavoidable regardless of what the doctor would have done.
How Is The Standard Of Care A Patient Received Important?
In any malpractice case, it is important to ask whether other medical providers, in a similar setting, would have treated the patient the same way. For example, an obstetrician in a small town does not have the same skills or resources that a neonatologist in a large, urban hospital has. The standard of care, or expectations, would be somewhat different for each doctor.
How Do You Know If You Are The Victim Of Medical Malpractice?
It may be difficult to tell the difference between an unavoidable complication and actual malpractice. The only real way to determine if medical malpractice has occurred is to contact an experienced malpractice attorney.
We offer free consultations to the victims of personal injuries, so you have nothing to lose by calling our office at 662-267-1776 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer. We can also be reached online. From our office in Batesville, we are happy to serve clients throughout northwest Mississippi. We offer a small-town atmosphere with big results.