As a patient receiving medical care, you should feel confident that your healthcare professionals operate or medicate under the safest of conditions. After all, your health and even your life are at stake. However, there is an alarming rate of poor healthcare being administered throughout the country, including in the state of Massachusetts.
Medical malpractice can be defined as professional negligence by act or omission by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community. In turn, the care administered causes injury or death to a patient, with most cases resulting from a medical error.
Medical malpractice is a major concern and can potentially affect you or your family. In the state of Massachusetts, the concern is so big that doctors and other healthcare providers are required to have significant medical malpractice insurance policies.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of malpractice, consult a Massachusetts lawyer so you can fully understand your rights. You may eligible to receive compensation for damages and medical costs which you’ve incurred.
Below are common medical malpractice claims:
- Hospital negligence
- Failure to provide food, hydration or other basic care
- Improper monitoring of vital signs
- Allergic reaction / side effects
- Charging for services not administered
- Ignorance of patient history
- Failure to order relevant tests
- Improper administration of drugs
- Delayed response to patient distress
- Delayed transfer to emergency facility
- Surgical error
- Surgical negligence
- Surgical complications
- Failure to diagnose
- Hospital infections
- Wrong diagnosis
- Wrong surgery
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Blood contamination
- Failure to treat
- Drug-related injuries
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Defective medical devices
- Wrongful death
As a victim of subpar medical care, you could be at risk for a number of injuries or conditions. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the below, you can file a medical malpractice claim in the state of Massachusetts.
- Coma or loss of consciousness
- Gangrene, amputation
- Impaired motor or cognitive function
- Delayed healing, worsened condition
- Bedsores, open wounds
- Chronic infection and sepsis
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Permanent scarring, disfigurement
Have you or a family member experienced pain and suffering as a result of improper medical care in the state of Massachusetts? Have you lost a family member due to medical malpractice? Seeking medical attention should be your number one priority. As you heal, we’ll be happy to evaluate your case and gather the documentation and evidence needed to file a legitimate claim. If you can prove you or a loved one has experienced medical care that didn’t meet industry standards, you’ll be eligible to be compensated for damages.
We’ve helped many individuals and families receive fair compensation as a result of a health provider’s error. Know your rights—contact the Law Office of Frank Fernandez here or call 617-393-0250 immediately.
Note: As an expert in the medical malpractice field, we can also help guide you in the event a healthcare provider tries to claim that you, the patient, was negligent or at fault for experiencing negative side effects after receiving care. It’s important to know your rights in a case like this. Contact us for a free consultation.