It’s something you never thought you would have to go through. After all, we put our lives and the lives of our loved ones in the hands of healthcare professionals when we need help. When we go to the hospital, we do so because we aren’t feeling well. We need someone to fix us.
Unfortunately, sometimes careless mistakes made by doctors and nurses can lead to our situation becoming worse. If you need a Memorial Regional Hospital accident lawyer, let the Dante Law Firm help you. We have an experienced medical malpractice team ready to examine your case.
Heart disease and cancer are the number one and two causes of death in the United States.
You may wonder how that is possible. A recent Johns Hopkins study claims that more than 250,000 people die in the US every year from medical errors – and that’s a low estimate. The cause is blamed on inadequately skilled staff, errors in judgement, or other preventable problems like computer breakdowns or dosage mix ups. Regardless of the reason, you should not have to suffer alone if your loved one has suffered a wrongful death.
Mix ups with patient medicines are so common that it is a wonder that more people don’t get sicker. Many hospitals don’t have computerized drug ordering for patients and this can lead to patients receiving the wrong medicine or wrong dosage.
Infections are a leading killer in hospitals. In a place that should be clean from top to bottom, often medical professionals don’t take steps to keep infections from spreading from one patient to the next. Hospital patients are particularly vulnerable to infections because their immune system is already compromised. If they end up with whole body infections (sepsis), they may not make it out of the hospital.
Doctors are not perfect, but they should treat every patient in front of them. If they choose not to perform certain tests or miss symptoms that are occurring in patients, they could end up giving the wrong diagnosis. Sometimes, patients who lack the ability to pay for treatment are not given the same quality of medical care as those with insurance. This could lead to them being discharged early or not even being treated at all.
Some of the most traumatizing medical errors are mistakes that happen in surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part or performing the wrong procedure. Surgical errors could lead to a patient becoming disabled, or worse, lead to death.
You went to the healthcare professionals to get better. Instead, they worsened your condition. If you believe that a medical mistake has made your situation worse, you may need a Memorial Regional Hospital accident lawyer. At the Dante Law Firm, we understand the complexities of these cases and will fight by your side. We will ensure that you have medical experts who will testify on your behalf so that you will be on your way to getting the compensation you deserve. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. In this emotional time, you need to focus on getting better.