When we go to a doctor or hospital, we trust we will receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, doctors can and do make mistakes — often with tragic consequences. Studies show at least 100,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors. In some studies, the rate is higher. When malpractice occurs, health professionals must be held accountable for their negligence. Kroot Law's medical malpractice lawyers handle a variety of malpractice cases, including those involving birth injuries, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, medication errors, and misdiagnosis.
Within each specialty, there are certain standards every doctor, nurse, or other health professional must follow. This is commonly referred to as the “standard of care.” Medical malpractice arises when a health professional’s conduct falls below the standard of care, resulting in injury or death. Health professionals include physicians, nurses, dentists, nursing home staff, and therapists.Common Medical Mistakes by Doctors and Other Health Professionals
Medical mistakes by doctors and other health professionals occur for numerous reasons and under various circumstances. The following is a list of common medical mistakes:
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to treat
- Delayed treatment
- Improper treatment
Medical malpractice can result in temporary or permanent injuries and in death. Depending upon the injuries, a plaintiff may seek recovery for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. If death results, the heirs of the decedent may seek compensation for pain and suffering the decedent may have experienced before death. The heirs may also recover damages for grief and sorrow, loss of companionship, moral guidance, and financial support.Contacting A Medical Malpractice Attorney
Whether someone is a victim of medical malpractice is often a complicated question. Hence, it is critical to choose a medical malpractice attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your case effectively. Chicago medical malpractice lawyer, Jason M. Kroot, has successfully recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients, while providing the highest degree of personal service. If you have suffered harm or a loved one injury or death because of potential medical malpractice, we invite you to contact Kroot Law for a free consultation.