Unfortunately, it is a reality that sometimes medical professionals make avoidable mistakes that harm people. We call these occurrences “medical malpractice,” which is defined as any act or omission by a physician or medical professional during the treatment of a patient that fails to meet accepted standards of practice in the medical community and results in injury to the patient.
Not every unfavorable outcome of a medical procedure is malpractice. The determination as to what qualifies as malpractice must be made by other medical professionals in the same field of specialty. It is important for any attorney practicing in this area of the law to have extensive experience dealing with these types of cases and with the relevant medical professionals to ensure that qualifying cases are pursued correctly. The primary partner in this area at Parks Zeigler, David Littel, has over 20 years’ experience in this arena, coming to the firm from a large defense firm – he has litigated hundreds of these cases over the years from the other side, so he knows the playbook and the issues that need to be faced and overcome.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice:
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors/mistakes
- Improper or delayed diagnosis
- Hospital Infections
- Negligent care
- Birth injury
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors