Clinical negligence, also known as medical negligence, is a breach of duty of care by healthcare providers and professionals such as hospitals, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and pharmacists. While medical errors do occur every single day, these mistakes can sometimes severely or permanently injure a patient, or even cause a wrongful death.
Studies show that medical malpractice has become the third leading cause of death in the entire United States. Thousands of individuals die every year due to medical mistakes made in emergency rooms, operating rooms, or even doctor’s office visits. Unfortunately, patient safety can easily be compromised in various ways, and these claims can arise from negligence on the part of nurses, physicians, technicians, therapists, or home health care personnel.
Common cases of clinical negligence include emergency room errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, failure to diagnose a condition, delayed treatment of a health condition, pharmacy errors, harmful prescriptions or improper medications, nursing home injuries, dental malpractice, and birth injuries or delivery room errors.
When medical professionals deliver or provide a substandard level of care, patients suffer greatly. Injured victims may opt to file a clinical negligence claim in order to seek monetary compensation for their injuries and losses.
In order for a clinical negligence claim to be considered successful, however, the victim must first be able to prove that the injuries are the direct result of a medical professional’s negligence, and that these injuries resulted in financial damages. Thoroughly investigating such claim may be a complex process, and may involve several parties and require the opinions and services of medical professionals and financial experts.
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If you or a loved one has been a victim of clinical negligence and intend to make a claim against a negligent individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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