What is Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that does not meet the standard of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The vast majority of doctors and other health care providers are very skilled at what they do. Unfortunately, there are times when doctors, like anyone else, do make mistakes. They may dismiss their patient’s symptoms or attribute them to the wrong condition. They may not order important tests, or misread or ignore the results of those tests. They may delay necessary treatment. They may make surgical errors or operate on the wrong part of the body.
A bad outcome doesn’t necessarily mean malpractice. To prevail in a medical malpractice case, the patient must show both that the bad outcome was the result of negligence and that this negligence caused substantial injury to the patient.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice
As a result of medical malpractice, you may no longer be able to work to support yourself and your family, to pay for your mounting medical bills, or afford the extra costs of hiring help to do what you can no longer do around the house. You deserve to be compensated for any disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills caused by a doctor’s malpractice.
At Baumgartner, Nelson & Wagner, PLLC, we will work hard to ensure you get full compensation on your personal injury medical malpractice claim. Call (360) 694-4344 to schedule a free consultation.