If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, you are not alone.
- Medical mistakes could be the third leading killer of Americans, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety, putting the figure anywhere from 210,000 to 440,000 Americans dying due to mistakes by health care providers and their institutions.
- Another study found “serious adverse events” in as many as 21% of 4,200 patients hospitalized between 2002 and 2008.
- Medication errors injure about 1.3 million Americans each year, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration, causing an average of one death every day.
A medical malpractice claim need not involve a surgeon or a doctor. It can also seek redress due to the mistakes of virtually any health care professional, including radiologists, pathologists, nurses and EMT’s.
If you or your family find yourself in this situation, contact The Bloom Firm. We defend the legal rights of those injured by medical malpractice to seek just compensation for their injuries.
Though the law varies from state to state, generally, to prove a health care provider was negligent in providing care requires the showing of,
- The existence of a duty owed by the health care professional to the plaintiff,
- The applicable generally accepted standard of care,
- The health care provider’s deviation from that standard, which breached the duty of care owed the patient,
- The patient was injured, and
- A causal connection between the deviation from the standard of care and the injury.
Avoid the temptation of getting a quick settlement from an insurance company to put the issue behind you. You need to know the full extent of your injuries and their possible future impact on your life. Get the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney with The Bloom Firm by contacting us today. Statutes of limitation apply to medical malpractice lawsuits so if you delay too long you may lose your rights to obtain compensation for your injuries.