We all rely on our doctors to help us when we are sick or injured. In almost all cases, our doctors provide us with the treatment and advice that we need to recover. There are some cases, however, when our doctors do not fulfill their duties and we do not receive the necessary care. When a doctor neglects their duty to provide you with the care you need you may be entitled to damages due to medical malpractice.
The specifics of medical malpractice vary by state and country, but it is generally when a healthcare provider goes against the commonly accepted practices within the medical profession, either intentionally or unintentionally, and causes injury or death to their patient. Only in cases where injuries or death are the direct result of the negligent action is there a valid argument for malpractice. When this is the case, the patient (or in the case of death, the administrator of the deceased’s estate) is entitled to compensatory and/or punitive damages.
If you feel that your or a loved one’s medical care has directly caused your condition to worsen please call us today.