When you receive medical treatment, you have expectations of receiving medical care that is the accepted medical standard for your ailment. When you are injured due to a medical provider’s care dropping below the accepted standard of care, the results can be devastating, if not fatal. When you are seeking medical care you are already in a vulnerable state. A doctor’s negligence just makes matters a lot worse, possibly even fatal. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Bradley Law today.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
While medical malpractice takes many forms, here are a few common types:
Surgical errors— Obviously, any time you go under the knife there are certain risks. However, many surgical errors are preventable, and are not even common risks of the procedure. Surgical errors are errors made by the surgical team by failing to maintain the standard of care during the surgical procedure.
Anesthesia errors— Sometimes anesthesia negligence is lumped into surgical errors, but this is not correct. An anesthesiologist is a doctor that handles your anesthesia during surgery, which includes keeping you sedated and pain management during the surgery. From maintaining a proper airway to administering the correct medications and dosages, an anesthesiologist has your life in his/her hands during such procedures and any negligence on their part can and does have catastrophic consequences.
Birth injuries— Another unfortunate, but common medical malpractice injury is birth injuries. Birth injuries could be injuries that affect the mother or the baby during or after childbirth. Unfortunately, birth injuries can happen under the best of circumstances, and without medical negligence. Medical malpractice in birth injury cases occur when the birth injury could have been prevented with proper care or when the medical treatment dropped below the standard of care causing such an injury.
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis— Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis is not only frustrating, but could have deadly consequences. Failure to timely diagnose, can lead to your medical condition worsening and causing serious, permanent harm, or even death. A common example of misdiagnosis is missing a cancer diagnosis and treating the patient for another illness. By the time the correct diagnosis is made, it could be months or even a year down the road, which has allowed the cancer to spread.
Get Help for Your Injuries
Medical malpractice is a complex lawsuit that requires multiple experts to prove your case. Bradley Law will help secure you fair compensation for your injuries. We understand the medical components of your case, and we use that knowledge to evaluate and proceed with the lawsuit. Let Bradley Law represent you in your medical malpractice claim.
Medical Malpractice Attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bradley law will help you with your medical malpractice case. We represent clients in Albuquerque and throughout the state. We treat our clients with the dignity and respect that they deserve, while taking an aggressive approach to your case. Our focus is on you and your legal issue so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Don’t wait, call today.