Medical mistakes account for close to 100,000 deaths each year, according to the National Academy of Sciences. It can happen in several circumstances, but the standards remain constant: it will result from the negligence, omission or failure to act of a caregiver, physician, or nurse who fails to provide a level of care. Such circumstances include:
- Birth injuries;
- Failure to follow standard procedures;
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition Medication error;
- Failure to diagnose;
- Surgical error;
- Dental malpractice;
- Anesthesia malpractice;
- HMO malpractice;
- Doctor negligence; and
- Hospital negligence
Care standards are judged according to accepted standards of the community as well as the accepted standards of a particular medical specialty – these standards of care in the area of medical malpractice are set by comparison to other professionals in their field and the same geographical area served by the physician.
If you or a loved one was a patient and suffered serious injury, and you believe this was due to medical malpractice or negligence of any kind, call Goldberg Simpson at 502-589-4440.