We should always be able to count on medical professionals to work at an acceptable standard of care. However, we know that medical mistakes occur at an alarming rate. If you need a medical malpractice attorney, you can turn to us for help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work investigating what happened. We will vigorously pursue the compensation you need for all of your mistake-related expenses.
Medical mistakes are scary and devastating
When you go see a medical professional, they must treat you with an adequate standard of care. That is, they must work at the same level of care that a similarly trained medical professional would in similar circumstances. Think about how many healthcare professionals you see throughout the year:
- Primary care physician
- ER doctors
- EMTs and paramedics
- And more
Each of these professionals, when they are treating you, owe you an adequate standard of care. When we look at medical malpractice cases, we need to determine the following:
- That you were owed a duty by the medical professional
- That the standard of care was less than adequate
- That you were injured as a result of this breach
- That you suffered damages due to the medical mistake
What are the common mistakes that are made?
Researchers from Johns Hopkins tell us that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US. They kill around 250,000 people a year and injure many thousands more. Some of the most common medical mistakes that occur include:
- Surgical mistakes
- Missed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Early discharge from the hospital
- Healthcare-acquired infections
Please know that this is not a complete list. Always seek advice from a qualified Trenton medical malpractice lawyer about your case.
These mistakes can lead to extraordinary medical costs. Not only does a victim of medical malpractice often need to follow up procedures, but they are also often left permanently disabled or disfigured. If they cannot work, they could lose the income they need to support their families. Medical mistake victims often suffer from severe emotional and psychological trauma.
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
If you or a loved one has been injured or become ill due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to get to work on your case. We will investigate every aspect of your case to ensure you get the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical expenses related to the mistake
- Coverage of lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Punitive damages against the negligent party