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What you should know about medical malpractice

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2014 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice |

Most people are aware that doctors endure many years of education and pass exams before they can practice medicine and provide medical care to patients. Though doctors have undergone years of medical training, it is important for people to remember that doctors are human beings, and some of them might make a medical mistake which might harm the patient. That patient could be a loved one or it could be you.

When medical mistakes occur and serious harm to the patient results, patients and their families may wonder what legal recourse and options they have to hold the negligent doctor responsible. If one believes that he or she may have suffered harm due to a doctor’s medical mistake such as a misdiagnosis which resulted in a worsened condition because treatment was delayed, attorneys at Tremont Sheldon P.C. can closely examine the facts of one’s case to determine if filing a medical malpractice suit is appropriate.

Examples of other reasons that an individual may want to consult with staff at Tremont Sheldon P.C. include surgical mistakes such as leaving a surgical instrument in the patient or operating on the wrong site. Additionally, medical malpractice lawsuits are not limited to errors doctors or surgeons may make.

Other healthcare providers such as nursing staff can also be held responsible for medical negligence. This may include giving the patient the wrong medication or the wrong dose. Furthermore, a patient who has been harmed by a defective medical device, product or drugs can also hold the manufacturer of that product responsible for the harm that directly results from the use of the defective medical products.

Staff at Tremont Sheldon P.C. can help evaluate the specific facts of one’s case, offer an honest assessment, and discuss any viable legal options.



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