Discovering a case of medical malpractice only adds to the stress of managing an injury or illness. As a victim or an affected family member, you are left pondering a long list of questions: Did the doctor’s negligence worsen my condition, or cause the development of new symptoms? Could my loved one have healed if they were in the care of a competent doctor? How am I going to recover from this?
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Newport News are available to provide answers and support during this troubling time.
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Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Doctors are expected to follow a legal principle known as the “standard of care.” The term “standard of care” refers to the legal duty of medical professionals to provide their patients with the appropriate treatment for their illness or injury. Essentially, it encompasses practices that any doctor would employ in the given situation. Doctors who veer from the standard of care could be found guilty of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can include any case of negligence on the behalf of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Some of the most frequent instances of medical malpractice include:
- Diagnosing a condition incorrectly (misdiagnosis)
- Diagnosing a condition too late
- Not issuing necessary tests
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Failure to communicate with a patient following treatment
- Ignoring a patient’s medical history or current medications
What to Do if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
If you or someone you love received medical treatment and believe the care providers were negligent, resulting in further illness, injury, or death, contact us today. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Newport News are here to help you understand your rights.
Use our contact form or call (757) 330-3425 to schedule a free consultation with our team.