Medical malpractice arises from a failure of a health-care provider to use adequate levels of care, skill or diligence. In some cases, Doctors or nurses may be negligent when failing to monitor a patient or providing the wrong medication. Medical negligence can occur anytime a patient is under the care of a medical professional, whether it is during ordinary care or during a specialized procedure, such as a LASIK surgery.
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Whenever treated by a health care professional, there should be no need to expect anything less than a competent level of expertise from these medical practitioners. Under guidelines set forth by the United States Dept Of Labor, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians and other health care professionals are expected to meet certain standards of care and protocol. As a qualified professional, it is their duty to ensure that these obligations are met.
Unfortunately, often due to a number of circumstances that are beyond the control of most patients, mistakes are made and they become the victim of a personal injury that could have been avoided had the correct level of care been provided.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to medical malpractice and negligence by a medical professional, it is important to contact a skilled medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to explore your legal options. You or your loved ones may be entitled to compensation.