What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider violates the standard of care owed to a patient, resulting in injury or death to the patient. Healthcare providers include doctors, nurses, technicians, dentists, pharmacists, pathologists, health care providers, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and any other person/entity that has a duty to treat a patient.
Medical professionals have a standard of care they are required to follow and failure to do so can be considered medical malpractice. According to a BMJ analysis examining death rates, experts estimate that there are at least 251,454 deaths annually due to medical errors in the United States. The number is actually believed to be much higher since home and nursing home deaths are not counted in this total. This statistic would make medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States – right behind heart disease and cancer. If you have been injured as a result of a medical procedure, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Lyndsay Markley Law handles a variety of medical malpractice cases including but not limited to:
- Failure to diagnose
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Defective medical devices
- Emergency room errors
- Delayed treatment
- Surgical errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Improper treatment
- Anesthesia errors
- Pharmaceutical errors and incorrect dosage
- Birth injuries
- Hospital negligence
Allow Lyndsay Markley Law to navigate you through the complex issues of a medical malpractice case. Our firm has successfully resolved millions of dollars in medical negligence cases against physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities and providers.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUCCESS STORY
Confidential 7 Figures – Medical Malpractice Case
Settlement on behalf of a person who died as the result of a physician and radiologist’s failure to identify and diagnose a life-threatening condition
$350 Thousand – Medical Malpractice Case
Settlement on behalf of a man whose internist prescribed an excessive amount of Coumadin which resulted in bilateral hematomas