Sometimes it is an emergency. Other times you are going in for a routine procedure or checkup. Regardless of why you are seeking help from a medical professional, you expect them to perform at a high level of care when they treat you. Whether it is a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or another healthcare worker, you should not have to worry about their negligence causing you harm.

Unfortunately, sometimes healthcare workers go make careless mistakes. Do you know where to turn if that happens to you?

When you need a Drexel Hill medical malpractice lawyer, turn to the trusted and experienced team at The Weitz Firm, LLC. They will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need to get through this.

When It Happens

You may not know it, but medical mistakes are not the third leading cause of death in the United States. Some researchers estimate that as many as 440,000 people lose their lives each year in this country due to the errors made by medical professionals.

We encounter healthcare professionals so many times throughout the year that we rarely think about how much control they have over our lives. We just trust them.

We want you to consider the following areas where much of the harm is caused:

  1. Medication Mistakes: despite multiple checks from the time a doctor orders a medication to the time it is given to a patient, many people in hospital experience medication errors. Sometimes they receive the wrong dosage or the wrong medication. Other times, they do not receive their medication at all. This can lead to serious health issues for a patient.
  2. Diagnostic Errors: According to Forbes, diagnostic mistakes affect 12 million people a year and cause serious harm to four million people. Sometimes this happens in the form of a missed diagnosis, which can delay vital patient treatment.
  3. Surgical Mistakes: Perhaps nothing brings people more fear than a surgical error happening to them. Sometimes “never events” occur (wrong patient, wrong body part, objects left inside someone), but often more “minor” surgical mistakes cause patients harm.

These are just a few ways in which mistakes can be made by medical professionals. If you are unsure if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should always go over your case with a qualified legal professional.

What You Can Do Now

We know that the last thing you expected when you sought treatment was for a medical professional to cause you harm. If that happened, you need to seek legal help now. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our team will work with you to get compensation for all of your incident-related medical expenses. We will also work to secure compensation for pain and suffering as well as punitive damages.

There is no reason you or your family should be in financial jeopardy because of someone else’s mistakes. When you need a Drexel Hill medical malpractice lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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