When a doctor makes a mistake, it puts a patient’s life at risk. While some errors are unavoidable, others may be classified as negligent. Physicians are required to adhere to a certain standard of medical care. Their duty is to provide proper treatment and a timely diagnosis. If a doctor provides substandard care that harms a patient in any way, then the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice. At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, our lawyer works hard to help hold negligent medical professionals accountable and to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Medical Malpractice In The United States
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published a landmark report that found that as many as 98,000 people die annually because of medical errors. The report shocked medical experts, political leaders and consumers alike. Over the past decade, hospitals have tried to reduce injuries, but serious mistakes persist. In 2006, medical mistakes contributed to up to 187,135 deaths and 6.1 million injuries, costing between $393 billion and $958 billion, John Goodman and Pamela Villarreal of the National Center for Policy Analysis reported in the journal.
Every day, men and women put their trust in the hands of doctors in clinics and hospitals. Sadly, that trust is often broken. Tens of thousands of people die each year due to medical error.
Examples Of Doctor Negligence
Doctor errors can happen for a variety of reasons. If a doctor is tired or overworked, a patient may be the one to suffer the consequences. Some injuries happen because the doctor is distracted. Regardless of the reason, it is the doctor’s job to safely and correctly treat a patient.
Examples of negligent care include:
- Failure to recommend indicated tests
- Failure to act on test findings or results
- Failure to monitor
- Delayed or inaccurate diagnosis
- Incompetent use of medical devices or equipment
- Ordering or prescribing incorrect drug dosages
Contact Our Phoenix Area Law Firm If You Have Suffered Physician Negligence
If a physician’s misdiagnosis or failure to monitor your condition during labor led to a life-altering injury to your baby, we are here to help. Call our office at 480-951-3949 or fill out our online form, to contact a trusted and respected Arizona attorney at The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C.
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