If you or a loved one get sick or injured, the only thing you are worried about is finding a way to make them feel better. When seeking out the help of a doctor or other healthcare professional, you expect them to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

Unfortunately, there are times when the people you trust to care for you make costly mistakes. When healthcare professionals make mistakes, whether intentional or unintentional, people can get seriously hurt or even killed.

Do you know what to do if you are the victim of a medical error?

At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we want to make sure you are treated fairly when you need a Camden medical malpractice attorney. Our experienced team is standing by, ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Happens?

We wish we could report that medical mistakes are rare in the United States, but that is not the case. New reports say that they are the third leading cause of death in the country, with some estimates putting the number near 440,000 fatalities a year.

Let’s look at a few of the common ways these mistakes occur.

(This list is not exhaustive and you should always speak to an attorney about your particular case)

  • Misdiagnosis: Johns Hopkins researchers tell us that there are many times when doctors, PAs, and nurse practitioners make errors when diagnosing patients. Diagnostic errors can lead to delayed treatment in both emergency situations as well as for chronic diseases.
  • Surgical Errors: We have all heard of the “never events” in surgery (operating on the wrong person or body part, leaving objects inside of someone, etc.) We also know that there are many other, less reported, mistakes that are made during surgery that cause just as much patient harm.
  • Infections: Each day in the US around one in 30 hospital patients in the hospital acquires an infection. Research shows us that one in three patients who die in the hospital has sepsis, an infection that spreads to the blood and throughout the body.
  • Medication Errors: There are supposed to be many checks in place from the time a medication is ordered by the doctor to the time it is dispensed. Yet, many patients still end up getting the wrong medication, the wrong dosage, or they do not receive their medications at all.

Your Options Moving Forward

If you or a loved one have sought help from a medical professional but ended up being the victim of their mistake, you need to seek legal help immediately. Medical malpractice cases can become very complex, which is why The Weitz Firm, LLC wants to help.

Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will be by your side, working to ensure that you receive fair treatment from insurance companies and the parties responsible for the mistake. We want to help secure funding for your medical costs, lost income if you are unable to work, punitive damages, as well as pain and suffering damages.

When you need a Camden medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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