Medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice, occurs when a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care professional fails to properly diagnose and/or treat a medical or psychological condition. Health care professionals must abide by the reasonable standard of care adhered to by others in their community. When they fail to do so, they have committed medical negligence.
In order for a healthcare professional to be held liable for medical negligence, their negligence must be a cause of injury or death. While medical negligence frequently causes severe injuries and death, health care professionals are not responsible for bad outcomes in the absence of negligence.
Determining whether or not a healthcare professional has committed medical negligence can be difficult and expensive. Unexpected and/or undisclosed poor results following medical treatment are indications that medical negligence may have occurred, but are not guarantees. If it appears that you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical negligence, please seek experienced legal advice immediately. Given the complicated and expensive nature of medical negligence claims, experienced representation is critical. You can read more about Medical Malpractice in our frequently asked questions section.
Medical negligence or malpractice cases may include:
- Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Cancer
- Failure to Inform Patients regarding the Risks of Surgical Procedures or other Medical Treatment
- Birth Injuries due to Obstetrical, Nursing, Hospital or Doctor Negligence and Malpractice
- Failure to Properly Treat a Diagnosed Injury or Illness
- Failure to Monitor a Patient
- Failure to Refer to a Specialist
- Brain Injury, Nerve Damage, Coma or Death due to Negligent Administration of Anesthesia or Medication
- Negligent or Improper Administration of Prescription or Non-Prescription Drugs
- Failure to Properly Perform a Surgical Procedure
- Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Infections
- Failure to Perform or Order Appropriate Diagnostic Tests
- Failure to Order X-Ray, MRI or CT Scans
- Injury to Mother or Baby during VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) or C-Section
- Injury to Mother or Baby due to Failure to Perform C-Section
- Failure to Properly Monitor Baby and Mother during Pregnancy and Birth
- Failure of Nurses and Hospital Staff to Follow Doctor’s Orders, Properly Interpret Doctor’s Chart Notes, or Notify Physician of a Medical Emergency or Complication
The medical negligence lawyers at Tichenor & Dziuba LLP are experienced at representing the victims of medical malpractice. We have the resources to work closely with leading medical experts from around the country to ensure that our clients receive the best representation possible. For an example of our success representing the victims of medical negligence, please see our Case Histories.
If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of medical negligence, please call us toll-free at 1-888-883-1576 or contact us online. There is no charge for an initial consultation.