Posted in News on February 25, 2016
Whether it is for a routine check-up, planned surgery, sudden illness or and emergency situation, when individuals go to a medical clinic or hospital, it is with the intention to be treated by a medical professional. While not all medical conditions require the same amount of medical attention, patients expect the same level of patient care no matter the ailment that brought them in. Nonetheless, errors and mistakes unfortunately occur, sometimes causing the patient to suffer worsened conditions.
No one expects to be a victim of medical malpractice, and at Heenan & Cook, PC, we understand how difficult the aftermath of a medical error can be on a patient and their loved ones. Our attorneys are experienced at medical malpractice actions and have helped past clients successfully navigate their claims and hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm and damages they caused.
Preparing for a surgery — whether routine or emergency — is already an emotional event. When medical mistakes occur during a surgical procedure, the health and well being of the patient could be greatly compromised. Moreover, the patient might require additional surgeries and medical care due to the medical errors made. Not only was the patient not prepared for the additional medical procedures, the patient will likely incur additional medical expenses, require more time off to require and is put at a greater chance at risks such as infections and other complications associated with recovery.
Whether it is a surgical mistake, a diagnostic error or a medication mistake, a patient’s life could be greatly impacted by the actions and mistakes of medical professionals. Our legal team understands the importance of uncovering the cause of medical mistakes. We are very knowledgeable with the investigation process and are able to carry out the steps necessary to determine the parties responsible for the harm caused to a patient.
To learn more, see our law firm’s medical malpractice website. A patient’s health should not be compromised by the mistakes of a medical professional. Injured patients should understand the recourses available to them. A medical malpractice claim could help patients recover compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and other related damages.