Medical Malpractice

The Facts About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice, medical negligence and medical errors are responsible for almost 200,000 deaths annually in the United States.  When a health care professional causes personal injury in the course of diagnosis or treatment, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Statistics show that approximately 195,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in the United States. The study notes that about 1.14 million patient-safety incidents occurred among the 37 million hospitalizations in the Medicare population over the years 2000-2002. Hospital costs associated with such medical errors were estimated at $324 million in October 2008 alone. Between 15,000 and 19,000 malpractice suits are brought against doctors each year.

Who Can Be Held Liable?

A variety of individuals may be liable in these kinds of cases, including:

  •  Doctors and physicians who prescribe medication
  •  Healthcare or nursing staff who administer drugs (prescription and otherwise)
  •  Pharmacists who fill prescriptions
  •  Prescription drug companies, manufacturers, and marketers

Fighting For A Higher Standard Of Care

In an ordinary personal injury case, such as an auto accident, the defendant will be liable if he failed to act as carefully as a reasonable person of “ordinary prudence” would. When the defendant is a doctor or other health care professional, however, the standard is raised. The provider will be liable for failure to act as carefully as any reasonable professional within that area of specialty, considering education, training, and licensing standards. This doesn’t mean that every professional must make the perfect decision every time. If it did, every patient could sue every doctor.

What Can They Be Held Liable For?

  •  Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
  •  Prescribing or administering the wrong dosage
  •  Failure to reasonably foresee detrimental complications (i.e. harmful drug interaction)
  •  Manufacturing and marketing defective or unreasonably unsafe medications
  •  Writing illegible prescriptions that lead to patient harm



Claims can be made for past, present, and future medical expenses.


Medical malpractice lawsuit’s can help recover lost income due to the injury incurred.


Medical malpractice injuries are traumatic. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.


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