When a health care provider fails to deliver proper medical treatment or departs in any way from acceptable standards of care or safety, the injured patient may be eligible for financial compensation. We help individuals who have suffered due to substandard treatment, misdiagnosis and other breaches in a healthcare providers’ obligation to meet a minimum duty of care, to achieve the compensation they deserve.
The applicable “duty of care” depends on the standard of care for that professional or facility in their community. In the case of a doctor who is a medical specialist, the standard of care is determined by the standard of good medical practice in that specialty within the community. It is important to remember that medical professionals do not have a duty to cure, or even to guarantee a good outcome from treatment. Medical malpractice does not occur every time medical treatment is not successful. Professionals do, however, have a duty to provide good medical care according to accepted standards in the community, or, in the case of a specialist, accepted standards in that medical specialty. A misdiagnosis can be made even when all proper tests are performed accurately and evaluated by a skilled doctor with the utmost care. It may become malpractice, however, if the doctor fails to get a medical history, order the appropriate tests, or recognize observable symptoms of the illness.
Our attorneys possess the tools and expertise necessary to assess the applicable duty of care and evaluate what compensation may be available. For more information on applicable standards of care, or to request assistance in assessing whether your injuries are the result of medical malpractice, please click here to access an intake form and request additional information.