If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, you might wonder whether or not a medical malpractice attorney should be consulted. Cohen & Cohen, P.C. would recommend that if you’re asking yourself such a question, you should find out what a lawyer has to say. Our firm has worked with a large number of men, women, and parents of children who were sadly the victims of negligent medical professionals. These doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare workers failed to adhere to their duty of care. The result was often extreme pain, scarring, permanent injury, and sometimes death. Medical malpractice is unacceptable. When you are the victim, you deserve to explore all of your answers and find out what compensation might be available. Call a medical malpractice attorney now to learn more.
Am I a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
To be a victim of medical malpractice generally means that a medical professional acted negligently while you were in their care. This could be due to a failure to act, or a failure to act in a way that another medical professional in a similar situation would have done. This is known as falling below the standard of care.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
As a medical malpractice attorney, we know that each case is inherently unique. However, there are similar forms of medical malpractice, including:
- Birth injuries
- A doctor not treating an illness
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage
- Failure to test for a condition or illness
- Leaving items inside the body
- Performing a surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Poor hygiene at a medical facility that leads to infection
The above are only a few examples of what might constitute medical malpractice. Cohen & Cohen, P.C. will review your case, and its details, to get a better understanding of what happened, how it happened, why it happened, and who might be at fault.
Showing a Duty of Care
If you have a case, you must demonstrate a duty of care was owed to you. This involves showing you were under the care of a medical professional or facility. You will also need to show that the medical professional or facility owed you a duty of care, and somehow breached it. Because of the breach, you were harmed and suffered a loss. Proving this can be easier said than done. Often extensive investigation, time, and research will be involved.
Call Cohen & Cohen, P.C.: A Medical Malpractice Lawyer You Can Count On
The sooner you speak with a lawyer the better. Not only are there statute of limitations, but there is also a risk of evidence being lost. Moreover, memories fade, and details can get left out. If you feel that you have been wronged, or you have a gut instinct that something isn’t right, call Cohen & Cohen, P.C..
If you are interested in learning more about the potential of a case, our medical malpractice attorney invites you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Cohen & Cohen, P.C.