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Posted on October 3, 2017 by

Do You Have Cause for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Many medical malpractice cases are filed in the U.S. annually, but the majority are dismissed. How can you determine if you have cause for a claim? The St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have identified the following commonly accepted causes for claims:

Signs You May Have Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim Include:

Admission of Fault
If any medical provider admits an error, you should consider talking to a lawyer. Any error causing injury or death is typically considered malpractice.

Failure to Diagnose
This is a common malpractice claim, however proving a diagnosis did not occur or was incorrect can be difficult.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
The risks of surgery must be thoroughly explained and your questions answered before any procedure commences.

Understaffed facilities are common in situations of neglect. Medication, assistance, and other necessary services should be provided in a timely manner to allow for a timely, complete recovery.

Surgical Errors
Improperly sterilized tools, improper surgical prep, wrong patient and wrong site surgery are all cause for legitimate claims.

Mistreatment Leading to Death
Such as patient being given the wrong medication or surgery, or their needs being ignored are cause for malpractice.

Medical professionals have the responsibility to provide proper, attentive, careful patient care. Don’t let your future likewise go overlooked or ignored. Contact the St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman today.