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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical Malpractice or Medical Negligence is when injury or death occurs as a direct result of the failure of a physician or other health care provider (hospital, nurse, obstetrician, nursing home, anesthesiologist, pharmacist) to properly treat a medical condition. The injury or death caused by the negligence may be either a new condition or an aggravated injury to the patient. A doctor cannot be held responsible if the underlying medical problem was the cause of the death or injury.

Many situations result in medical malpractice or negligence cases and it is important to remember that not all medical situations that end badly are the cause of malpractice. Some examples of situations that may be construed to be medical negligence or malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Coma, Nerve Damage or Death due to Anesthesiology Mistakes
  • Improper Administration of Prescription or Non-Prescription Drugs
  • Improper Use of a Medical Device or Implant
  • Surgical Procedures done without Patient Consent
  • Failure to Order the Proper Tests
  • Failure to Consult with a Specialist
  • Failure to Properly Monitor a Patient
  • Injury to Mother or Child during a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-Section)
  • Birth Injury or Birth Trauma due to Obstetrical, Nursing, Hospital or Physician Malpractice
  • Incorrect Treatment of a Diagnosed Illness
  • Failure of Hospital Staff to Properly Interpret Doctors’ Notes on Patient Charts, Resulting in Incorrect Administration of Medications or Treatments

Do I have a Medical Malpractice or Negligence Case?

Determining if you have a potential case for medical negligence or malpractice is difficult, at best. One sign that you may have a potential case would be an unexpected or very different result from a surgery or medical treatment. Also death or severe injury that occurs as a result of “routine” treatments or surgeries where the physician or doctor can give no reasonable explanation for the death or worsened condition of the patient, may give cause to consider that medical malpractice may have occurred.

If you believe that you or someone you care about has been a victim of medical malpractice or doctor negligence, you should seek legal advice immediately.

Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler takes pride in assisting our clients who have suffered injury due to the negligence of health care professionals to obtain the best results possible. Medical malpractice cases are very time consuming and expensive to litigate and in order to help us determine if a case has merit, our clients are required to help us with the case and will face frustration and unavoidable delays. No one should experience these problems unless they have a case that has merit and has the potential of being successful. As a result of the emotion, time, expense and difficulty of bringing medical negligence cases, a high percentage of cases our firm reviews are, unfortunately, turned down.

If you believe your potential medical malpractice case has merit, please fill out our online consultation form or call now for immediate assistance…  1-800-369-0899 or 1-215-569-4000 

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