Medical Malpractice Lawyers
It’s important to hire experienced malpractice lawyers
When we need medical care, we place our trust and our health in the hands of our healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, not every trip to the hospital or the doctor’s office has a positive outcome. If you have suffered an injury or illness due to the healthcare treatment that you received, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Not every accident or mistake made by a doctor will result in a medical malpractice claim. Everyone makes mistakes on occasion and sometimes an error could not have been prevented, no matter the quality of the care provided. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must show that the treatment you received from a healthcare professional was negligent, which means that it fell below the standard of care expected from that type of professional in the community. You must also show that the negligent treatment resulted in your injury or that your health outcome would have been better had your treatment met the expected standard of care.
Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, surgeons, therapists and any other professional or institution providing health care services. Common errors caused by negligence include:
- Misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Mistakes regarding the type or dosage of medication given to a patient
- Surgical errors
- Not properly monitoring a labouring mother, and
- Patient neglect.
At Girones Bourdon Kelly Lawyers, we understand that you might have significant costs associated with your recovery from negligent medical treatment. You may be unable to return to work, you may require extra care at home or you may have to move to a nursing home. Let our experienced medical malpractice lawyers obtain the financial compensation that you deserve so that you can meet your ongoing needs and those of your family.