What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional neglects or omits adequate treatment to a patient, resulting in an injury. When a negligent doctor, nurse or other medical staff disregards standard procedures and causes harm to a patient, contact our office at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 immediately. Errors in medication, unnecessary surgery, hospital infections, hospital errors, and harmful effects from medication cost 225,000 American lives per year. An attorney knowledgeable in medical law can seek compensation for lost wages, unnecessary medical costs and pain and suffering for victims of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can occur in any medical field. In addition to hospital malpractice, other types of professional medical malpractice include chiropractic malpractice, dental negligence, malpractice by an OB/GYN, orthopedic malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, cosmetic surgery errors, and nursing home negligence. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) can also commit professional malpractice by refusing eligible members, denying coverage after hearing a policy member's dilemma or refusing to pay for treatments solely because of cost.
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