Medical negligence claims encompass a variety of situations where healthcare providers fail to meet the expected standard of care, and that failure leads to patient harm. These include misdiagnosies, surgical errors, medication mistakes, birth injuries, anesthesia errors and inadequate post-operative care.
Delayed diagnosis can occur when patients are not informed about test results or medical decisions in a reasonable manner relative to those results or decisions. A misdiagnosis can delay a patient's access to the treatment they need. A patient's concerns may also be ignored or not taken seriously, which can lead to complications or incorrect conclusions about their condition.
A claim on behalf of your loved one's estate could arise as a result of negligent medical care.
Improper treatment of a spinal injury can result in a variety of acute and chronic complications, including loss of sensation and movement, chronic back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control, changes in blood pressure and impaired breathing.
Failure to properly treat a concussion can result in memory loss, disorientation, migraine headaches, speech issues, personality changes and other serious complications.
A hospital is typically vicariously liable for its employees, and may be negligent if its policies do not meet the standard of care, or if its policies are not properly adhered to by its employees.
Healthcare providers have a duty to protect personal health information. A breach of confidentiality may occur if protocols that ensure patient data is kept secure are not maintained and/or followed.