The negligence of others causes hundreds of thousands of injury accidents across the nation every year. One of the most inexcusable forms of such negligence is medical malpractice. Patients place their lives in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals every day, and they do so with complete confidence and trust. The last thing a patient expects is that their trust will be betrayed.
One Mistake is All it Takes
A healthcare professional’s job is not easy and there are a great many dedicated, skilled, and reliable physicians, but there are also others who perform procedures without the proper training, who fail to perform screenings thoroughly or up to standards, and who make errors due to inattention or other forms of negligence. There are even cases where a physician leaves surgical instruments in a patient’s body after surgery. When a physician does not perform his or her duties to the accepted standard of care, they risk the health and the lives of their patients. Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose cancer, or other serious diseases;
- Incorrect diagnosis;
- Delayed diagnosis;
- Surgical errors;
- Lack of informed consent;
- Errors in prenatal screening;
- Improper reading of x-rays; and
- Medication and anesthesia errors.
Medical negligence or malpractice such as those mentioned above can cause serious injury, illness, or even death. Healthcare professionals who place their patients at risk of such consequences must be held accountable for their actions.
What You Can Do
Medical professionals who endanger the health and safety of their patients as the result of malpractice, negligence, or oversight may be held liable for the harm they cause. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Massachusetts, the dedicated Boston medical malpractice attorneys at the Kiley Law Group can help you obtain compensation for your losses. Call us today to find out more about your legal rights and options at (888) 208-1695.
This guest blog post is brought to you by the Massachusetts personal injury law firm, the Kiley Law Group.