When patients enter a medial clinic or are admitted to the hospital for a procedure or treatment, they likely think that they will receive adequate and reliable care. While this is likely for most patients in Montana and other states, some patients are the victim of medical errors that compromise their health and well-being. When this happens, patients and their loved ones need to be aware of the protective measures and recourses available to those harmed by medical malpractice.
Medical professionals, such as surgeons, doctors, nurses and medical staff, are not immune from committing errors. While this is an unavoidable element in the medical field, the education and training of medical professionals seeks to reduce the occurrence of medical negligence. However, a symptom could be overlooked, there could be oversights in the diagnosis testing process or steps could be missed in a surgical procedure. Any of these medical errors could have catastrophic results, causing much harm to an unsuspecting patient.
At our law firm, we are dedicated to helping those harmed by the medical system. We seek to meet the goals of our clients. We also take the time to properly calculate the damages suffered by patients and consider whether additional damages are available to punish a negligent medical professional.
A medical malpractice claim could help hold a negligent doctor liable and assist with the collection of compensation. A settlement could help address losses and damages arising from the incident, offsetting costs such as medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.
To learn more, please visit our law firm’s medical malpractice website. When an injured patient is harmed by the negligence of a medical professional, it is important to understand the situation and what rights are afforded to the patient.