Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to meet an accepted standard of care for a patient.
This may occur at different stages of the treatment process:
- Initial diagnosis. The doctor may fail to notice an important symptom or fail to recognize a serious illness or condition for what it actually is.
- Course of treatment. The doctor may take the wrong treatment path, which could leave the original problem untreated or exacerbated.
- Prescribed medication. The doctor may prescribe the wrong medication, which might worsen the original condition.
- Anesthesia errors. Putting a patient to sleep is a tremendously delicate matter. One false step can spell disaster.
- Surgical errors. Any number of mistakes can occur during surgical procedures.
- Post-operative patient care. Things can go wrong after the patient is wheeled out of the operating room.
- Birth Injuries.
- Cerebral Palsy.
Medical mistakes can occur at other stages as well, such as in the emergency room or during the reading of an X-ray.
Some medical mistakes can be corrected. Others can result in permanent, debilitating injuries requiring lifetime care – or they may even cause death.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, believes that all patients have a right to proper medical treatment, whatever their condition might be. We advocate for injured patients and the families. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of medical negligence, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 to find out if a national medical malpractice injury lawyer can help you. The consultation is free and confidential.
Medical Malpractice Cases Require an Experienced Lawyer
In medical malpractice cases, your attorney must have knowledge of both medicine and the law. Medical records must be reviewed and analyzed. Medical expert witnesses must be located and retained. Complex medico-legal issues must be presented cogently and coherently to the judge and jury.
Your attorney must know how to do these things.
John J. Driscoll has experience and a proven track record in injury and wrongful death litigation. His firm has represented thousands of victims who have been harmed by dangerous medical products, devices, drugs and procedures.
Medical malpractice can result in catastrophic harm, such as:
- Brain injury
- Organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Nervous disorders
- Wrongful death
- Diminished quality of life
- Severe pain and suffering
Contact a Medical Malpractice Litigation Lawyer Today
If your life has been affected by a medical mishap, call The Driscoll Firm, LLC, today to find out if you have a medical malpractice claim. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our clients, and we will speak candidly and confidentially about your legal rights and options. No case is too complex. Contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 to find out if a national medical malpractice injury lawyer can help you.