A recent study conducted by John Hopkins University regarding accidental deaths in the United States shows that medical malpractice would be the third leading cause for death if reported accurately by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC does not separate deaths related to medical errors in their overall statistics, but university researchers have, and the figures were astounding.
Sadly, if medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, then the figures showing how many injuries are suffered due to medical malpractice must also be astounding. These exact figures are unknown at this time.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to follow the accepted standard of care for a medical condition. This deviation from the acceptable standard of care can include many things such as:
• Misdiagnosis of a disease or injury
• Failure to treat
• Over treating a medical condition
• Carless treatment of a medical condition
• Surgical errors
• Prescription errors
• Blatant disregard for the wellbeing of the patient
Of course, these are only the more common areas associated with medical malpractice. Other issues can and have been associated with this type of personal injury. Speaking with medical malpractice lawyers Atlanta will allow you to determine if your injuries were a direct result of medical malpractice.
A Specific Duty Of Care
Medical professionals have a special duty of care when it comes to their patients. People rely on medical professionals to help them when they are sick and injured and place their complete trust in those professionals actions and diagnoses. When a doctor or other medical professional is careless with their patient care, medical malpractice occurs.
Most medical professionals dedicate their lives to helping those who are sick and injured. They are dedicated, caring, and professional and work hard to provide the ultimate care to their clients. However, it has been shown that there are some who do not feel this passion and dedication, and they are often the ones associated with medical malpractice events.
Our team of dedicated attorneys is here to help you through this difficult time. We understand that your health has been damaged and your trust has been broken by this medical error. We will work on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the losses you have suffered.