Are You a Victim of a Botched Medical Procedure? You DO Have Rights
If you have ever endured surgery or an invasive medical procedure, you likely know the fear of anesthesia and an incision is enough to give any patient anxiety. Add to that the possibility of physician mistake, and you may likely reconsider having the operation all together.
Sadly, injury due to medical negligence is a reality for many patients as they begin the long journey toward recovery. In fact, according to AARP, a new report finds that more than 250,000 deaths each year can be attributed to deadly medical mistakes, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind only cancer and heart disease. AARP has also published an article entitled “12 Medical Mistakes That Can Harm You” that provides more in-depth information on this critically important subject.
By working with a Manchester medical malpractice lawyer, you can possibly obtain compensation for the actual costs of your injuries, as well as additional money to redress the pain, suffering, and anxiety felt as a result of your doctor’s mistake.
The Basics of a Malpractice Claim
At the crux of a medical malpractice claim is the following question: Did the doctor act reasonably under the circumstances and in light of current and accepted medical technology? The answer to this question will depend on a number of factors and often requires the testimony of expert witnesses to help determine what is “reasonable?”
Once it is established that the doctor did not act reasonable under the circumstances, our Manchester Medical Malpractice Lawyer must then establish a connection between the doctor’s mistake and the patient’s injury. The best way to summarize this element is to ask: But for the doctor’s mistake, would the patient have suffered the resulting injury? If the answer is no, it is quite possible the doctor’s negligence caused the patient’s resulting injury – and the patient will likely prevail.
Common Types of Malpractice
As a Manchester medical malpractice lawyer can tell you, a medical injury can occur in any area of medicine, during outpatient or inpatient services, in the best hospitals, and at the hands of specialists or famed physicians. Some common types of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries
- Improper explanation of risks and benefits of a procedure
- Leaving instruments inside the patient after surgery
- Misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Failing to order the appropriate tests or diagnostic images
Contact an Experienced Manchester Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you recently experienced any of the above scenarios, or otherwise believe you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC today at (603) 624-7200 or toll-free at (800) 984-3151. Don’t delay; the New Hampshire statute of limitations on these types of claims is just three years.