Most doctors and other medical professionals are capable, caring, compassionate individuals who work hard for the health of their patients. However, medical mistakes are usually devastating in their consequences, and no victims are more innocent than patients who have come to a doctor looking for help.
Doctors have an obligation to provide medical treatment at a “standard of care” that is appropriate in their field of medicine. Doctors must make the appropriate medical decisions and provide patients with the most appropriate care possible. That means that all treatments and tests were conducted appropriately and in a timely manner. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical care provider fails to provide the appropriate standard of care and as a result a patient is harmed. The harm that results from malpractice often causes long-term health problems and can sometimes lead to death. According to the American Association for Justice, over 400,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors. Preventable is the key word here.
If you suspect that you or your loved one has been subjected to medical negligence, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Lueker Mott Zezula to begin a free investigation of your case.