Findlay Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have been injured by a negligent doctor, you may have cause to sue and recover damages related to your pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages from work, and more.
In medical malpractice lawsuits, the stakes are high. The doctor wants to avoid a judgment, while you may not be able to return to work for several months (if ever). You need an attorney who you can be confident will press until the defendants come back with a figure that reasonably compensates you for all your injuries. The experienced attorneys of Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC provide top-quality medical malpractice representation to Findlay residents. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why Medical Malpractice Happens
Medical malpractice sometimes happens to the same doctor over and over again. In other cases, it is the staff of the hospital that, overworked and with too much on their plates, neglects a patient who suffers a serious medical event. The most common causes of medical malpractice include:
- Emergency room errors caused by either misdiagnosis of the patient’s condition or a failure to accurately read the chart and leads to a severe complication. In some cases, patients are released with medical conditions that require immediate intervention and suffer life-altering injuries as a result.
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition that results in serious medical consequences for the patient. This can include cancers that are treatable in the early stages but grow in severity and become terminal.
- Surgical errors related to a failure to adequately read the patient’s chart, mistakes made during surgery that were covered up, medical instruments left inside the patient, or poor postoperative follow-up that results in infection.
- Medication errors are usually the result of the doctor not taking an adequate history and prescribing a medication that the patient is either allergic to or that interacts badly with their condition or another medication.
- Birth injuries and obstetric malpractice are often the result of failing to take adequate precautions to protect a baby or misdiagnosing a problem that results in severe consequences to the baby.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is proven when the plaintiff can show that the doctor’s standard of care did not meet the prevailing standard of care for that doctor’s field of medicine. For instance, an obstetrician is required to know about how infections in an expecting mother may impact her baby. If they neglect treatment or prescribe a treatment that harms the fetus, they can be held liable under the law.
Talk to a Findlay Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you, your baby, or your loved one has been injured or killed due to medical negligence, the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC can help you recover damages related to your injuries or loss. Talk to us today to set up a free consultation.