When you or a loved one go see a healthcare professional, you should never have to worry about whether or not a mistake will be made that could cause you harm. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals lead to serious patient injuries or illnesses. The team at Paulozzi LPA is ready to help if you or a loved one had been harmed. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Youngstown will investigate your case in order to secure the compensation you need.
Most people would think that an increase in technology would lower the rate of medical errors. Unfortunately, we know the medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. They say that around 250,000 people are killed each year due to preventable medical errors and that many millions more survive these mistakes and are left suffering from the consequences.
When we talk about medical errors, we are not just discussing mistakes that doctors and surgeons make. While these may be the most well-known, think about how many medical professionals you interact with annually. A short sampling of your list may include pharmacists, the dentist, your optometrist, a chiropractor, nurses, and more.
There are various types of mistakes that a medical professional can make. While no medical professional will get it right every single time, there are still far too many preventable medical errors. The following are common medical mistakes that our medical malpractice attorneys help clients get through:
When a relationship has been established between a healthcare worker and a patient, the medical professional must provide an adequate standard of care to the patient. Failing to do so could result in serious patient harm. The standard of care is generally judged by determining whether a similarly trained healthcare professional would have provided the same treatment in similar circumstances. If it is determined that the healthcare professional did not provide an adequate standard of care, they could be held liable for medical malpractice.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured or become ill due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, contact an attorney today. At Paulozzi LPA, we are ready to get to work on your case. We will investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you need, which can include: