When it comes to our doctors and medical care takers, we trust them with our lives every time we ask medical advice, are prescribed treatment and are operated on. Most treatment and other medical decisions affecting patients are beneficial or neutral in the treatment of a disease or ailment. However, once in awhile, a medical decision by a medical caretaker like a doctor or nurse can have a negative affect that can cause further injury. If it is believed this could be the root of a loved one’s illness or injury, read on.
The key term associated with medical malpractice errors is whether or not the decision or action by the medical professional was ‘preventable’ in nature. In a sense, would other competent medical professionals have come to the same conclusion or treatment plan knowing the same facts as the accused professional? Was there negligence in the way a decision was made, was there an error that could have been avoided by another comparable professional in the same field and rank? These are questions that can be answered after a full investigation into the injury and the circumstances surrounding the injury.
Sometimes medical professionals are at fault, in conjunction with, a related third-party like hospital administration or a medical device company. These affiliated parties can sometimes have contributed to a loved one’s injury. Medical malpractice afflicts families all over Pennsylvania every year and can have negative repercussions for years to come. Financial hardship associated with medical malpractice injury can include costs associated with medical costs, lost wages and other costs associated with debilitating injury.
Of course, one’s health is at the top of the priority list for important aspects in a person’s life. If one’s health is negatively affected by the decisions or suggestions of another, like a medical professional, the appropriate party should be held accountable for doctor error. One way to do this is to seek personal injury suit against the party(s) who are believed responsible for injury you or a loved one has suffered. Investigating records and state statutes can help to build a case against a party believed to be negligent for injury.