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Medical Malpractice

The Institute of Medicine reports that 98,000 hospital deaths occur each year because of medical errors. The Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services concluded that poor medical care led to 180,000 hospital deaths because of medical errors in Medicare patients alone. The Journal of Patient Safety reports that between 200,000 and 400,000 patients die each year in hospitals from preventable medical errors.

If you feel that you or a loved one has fallen victim to a case of medical malpractice, the proven personal injury team at Hoffman DiMuzio may be able to help. To schedule your free consultation, please fill out a quick contact form and we will reach out to you shortly.

Medical Malpractice and negligent harm

Medical malpractice means that a medical professional or facility, such as a physician, nurse or hospital, has harmed a patient by either failing to do what the average professional would have done under the circumstances, or by doing something that the average professional would not have done under the circumstances.

If harm came to the patient in either way, the professional has departed from the medical standard of care and is considered negligent. If the injured patient proves that the professional was negligent, and that this negligence led to harm, then the patient is entitled to recover money damages from the professional.

Types of Medical Malpractice

There are many types of medical malpractice that both harm children and adults.

Medical Malpractice and children

For example, children may be harmed before, during or immediately after birth, such as by the failure to: properly calculate fetus size, treat infection, respond to fetal distress, perform a C-section, and properly administer medication. The results can be devastating, such as having a child born with brain injury, paralysis, brachial plexus injury such Erb’s palsy, seizures, infection, and more.

Aside from injuries to a child, families often incur medical bills and other charges due to the medical professional’s actions.

Medical Malpractice and adults

Medical malpractice occurs with adults as well. A patient’s breast cancer may go undetected and untreated if a medical professional fails to perform a proper breast exam or order a proper test. Likewise, a patient may suffer a heart attack or have a stroke go untreated if a medical professional fails to take a thorough history, fails to perform a proper physical exam or fails to order or correctly interpret tests. Similarly, a patient’s colon cancer may go undetected or untreated if a medical professional fails to properly order or perform a colonoscopy. Patients often suffer death or significant injury from these and other forms of malpractice, often leading to emotional, physical and economic tragedy.

Medical Malpractice lawsuit deadlines

If you or someone you know have been the victim of possible medical malpractice, there are important points to know and do.

First, know that there are specific deadlines to bring a malpractice lawsuit and those time limits depend on the facts of each case. So it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible.

Medical Malpractice multiple defendants

Second, a victim may have a medical malpractice case against more than one medical professional, due to actions or inactions by a professional not obvious to the average person. For this reason alone, consulting a medical malpractice lawyer may be important.

Medical Malpractice lawsuit costs

Third, medical malpractice lawsuits are usually very expensive. Our personal injury lawyers here at the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio, do not require the victim to pay those costs up front or pay them at all unless the victim recovers money. So make sure to ask that question in discussing a possible case with a medical malpractice lawyer.

Medical malpractice attorney

For these victims and others, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way to obtain justice. At the Law Offices of Hoffman DiMuzio, we may be able to help those who are victims of medical malpractice. Contact the Law Offices of Hoffman DiMuzio to schedule you free consultation.

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Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr.
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Kenneth A. DiMuzio, Sr.
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