Findlay Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice involves a lapse in the standard of care that a doctor provides his or her patient. There are many different kinds of medical malpractice. For instance, a doctor may make an error during surgery. That alone may not rise to the standard of medical malpractice. Errors during surgery happen to even the best surgeons. However, if the surgeon does not treat or correct the error or otherwise try to manage the problem, or if the error is egregious enough, that surgeon can be responsible for paying for a victim’s decreased quality of life, physical pain, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Findlay Birth Injury Attorneys
In many cases, birth injuries occur when an OBGYN fails to anticipate issues with the baby. This can result in damage or harm to the baby when it is delivered. The use of medical instruments during birth also increases the risk of injury. If your baby was harmed due to medical malpractice, you are entitled to recover damages related to your child’s special needs, future medical costs, and decreased quality of life.
Findlay Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose Attorneys
In certain cases, a patient may pursue a medical malpractice case against a doctor who either made the wrong diagnosis, failed to diagnose a condition or diagnosed the condition too late. If the result of this failure is more severe injuries, the patient may be able to recover damages. The standards for a misdiagnosis lawsuit, however, are high. You must prove that the doctor failed to provide the prevailing standard of care. Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott can help you determine if you have a case.
Findlay Medication / Drug Error Attorneys
In the event that a doctor gives you a medication that has an adverse interaction with drugs you are already on or with your condition, it is usually because the doctor failed to thoroughly read your chart. In some cases, the pharmacy dispenses the wrong medication. In either event, you are entitled to recover damages for any injuries you received as a result of a medication error.
Injuries Related to Inadequate Staffing
In some cases, nurses or other health care professionals do not respond to an event on time or, they are so overburdened with patients, they fail to notice something has gone wrong. When this happens, serious injuries and deaths can result from a lack of attention given to their patients. You are entitled to recover damages.
Findlay Surgical Errors Attorneys
In some cases, a surgeon will make a mistake during surgery that other health care officials recognize as beneath the standard of care that most surgeons would have offered. The victim of this malpractice can recover damages related to his or her injuries.
Talk to a Findlay Medical Malpractice Lawyer
This is not an exhaustive list of the types of medical malpractice for which injured patients can pursue compensation. If you are injured by a doctor or in a hospital, the medical malpractice attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott, LLC can help you recover damages. Set up a free consultation today.