Share

Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice?

Can you file malpractice case against someone other than a doctor?

Can misdiagnosis be considered malpractice?

What is "informed consent"?

What is a statute of limitations?





Q: What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or technician treats a patient in a manner which departs from a standard of care provided by those with similar training and experience, resulting in injury, ailment or death.


Back to the top.

Q: Can you file malpractice case against someone other than a doctor?

A medical malpractice suit can be initiated against any professional or facility that provides health care. This includes doctors, nurses, technicians, hospitals and nursing homes.


Back to the top.

Q: Can misdiagnosis be considered malpractice?

Yes!  In fact, misdiagnosis is one of the primary reasons why medical malpractice cases are filed. A patient can suffer significant injuries or even death when a doctor fails to properly diagnose an injury or ailment, delays diagnosis or fails to provide any diagnosis at all.


Back to the top.

Q: What is "informed consent"?

Informed consent refers to the consent a patient gives to the doctor to proceed with a medical procedure based upon a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications and future consequences of such procedure.  It is essentially a defense frequently raised by lawyers for the doctors in medical malpractice cases. However, whether “informed consent,” was obtained by the doctor from the patient or not, this does not alleviate the doctor’s duty to perform medical procedures in accordance with the standard of care in medicine.  If the doctor is negligent, and that negligence results in serious injuries to the patient, the doctor will be held liable for damages, whether or not “informed consent” was obtained from the patient.   If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of medical negligence, please call us today for a free consultation  with one of our experienced attorneys.


Back to the top.

Q: What is a statute of limitations?

A statute of limitations refers to the period of time during which a potential medical malpractice victim can initiate a lawsuit. Depending on the state and the procedure in question, this period can start from the time at which the malpractice occurs or alternatively, from the time which the victim discovers that malpractice was the cause of his or her injury. Determining the exact period of statute of limitations can be complex depending on your particular circumstance so it is important to contact our experienced attorneys today, who are available to take your call 24/7, to protect and maximize your interests.

 


Back to the top.


Personal Injury News



© 2017 Wellborn Paluch, LLP | Disclaimer
3719 Union Road, Suite 117, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
| Phone: 1-844-855-HURT | 716-254-2554

Personal Injury | Auto Accidents | Construction Accidents | Defective Product Injuries | Dog Bites | Medical Malpractice | Motorcycle Accidents | Nursing Home Abuse | Pedestrian Accidents | Pharmaceutical Product Injuries | Slip or Trip & Fall | Trucking Accidents | Wrongful Death | | Attorneys

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative


© Wellborn Paluch, LLP | Disclaimer | Attorney Advertising | Law Firm Website Design by Amicus Creative
3719 Union Rd, Suite 117, Cheektowaga, NY 14227 | Phone: 1-844-855-HURT | Alt Phone: 716-254-2554