The government reports that 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors.

"Hospitals and doctors are not gods. Everyday they make mistakes while delivering babies, during routine surgeries, and even in prescribing medication. Sometimes facts are hidden from you and records are mysteriously misplaced. The truth is, if you think something went wrong, trust your feelings, it probably did. Did that nurse properly monitor the heartbeat? Did the doctor act quickly enough? What caused the lack of oxygen? It’s not all about the money. Money will help pay the bills and expenses but will never cure the pain. If someone you trusted made a mistake, someone should be held responsible. Medical malpractice laws were created to protect you and your family. Rule #1 You deserve answers. Rule #2 Take action immediately. I know you are asking yourself ‘how can I possibly win against a giant hospital and doctor?’ You can and you will, you first must find the courage to have your voice heard."

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Whether you are being treated for an illness, receiving care for an injury in the emergency room, or a patient in a surgical procedure, you deserve to expect the best possible care. If an error results due to the fault of persons providing this care which causes permanent and life altering damage, you are a victim of medical malpractice.

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that every person, legal or illegal, has the right to sue and recover money damages against doctors and hospitals for medical malpractice in every court in this Country. Doctors are not the only medical providers who can be held responsible should something go wrong. Chiropractors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, nursing home staff and hospital technicians must also care for their patients in keeping with the dictates of their professions.

There are many potential errors which could result in medical negligence, here are a few examples:

  • Making mistakes when delivering babies
  • Obstetrical mismanagement, such as failing to
   perform a Caesarean Section in the event of fetal or maternal distress
  • Failing to diagnose a problem until it is too late
  • Delaying surgery
  • Subjecting a patient to unnecessary medical procedures or surgeries
  • Errors during routine surgeries
  • Failure to perform necessary tests or exams which could have led to
   the discovery of a medical problem
  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Errors in reading radiology reports
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Failing to control diabetes, leading to coma, amputations, blindness
  • Neglect of nursing home residents so that patients are vulnerable to falls or bedsores
  • Unsanitary conditions, leading to contraction of infections
  • Using improper or faulty equipment.

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