When you go to the hospital for a medical procedure, your hope is that you leave better than when you came in. Unfortunately, one scalpel slip by a surgeon or a misdiagnosis by a provider can leave you battling for your life.
According to a study by The BMJ, a leading peer-reviewed medical journal, 10 percent of patients are the victims of a medical error or medical negligence over the course of their care. In many cases, patients aren’t even told their ensuing catastrophic injury, illness or infection was due to a mistake—they just assume their body couldn’t handle the trauma and are left to struggle on their own.
When it comes to caring for their patients, it’s hard to find a provider who doesn’t take their health to heart.
But like all of us, medical care professionals aren’t perfect. We all make mistakes, but in our daily lives, most of us aren’t holding someone’s life in our hands. In addition, systemic problems in the healthcare industry today, such as shrinking support staff, inadequate policies, technical problems, and a lack of communication, can set a talented and experienced provider up for failure. Medical problems that can lead to injury, disability and even death include:
If you’ve been injured while in the care of others, you may require additional medical treatment, and if the injury is particularly devastating, be forced to leave your job because you’re no longer physically or mentally able to perform professionally. Now more than ever, you need to ensure your family is cared for financially.
To demonstrate liability in a medical malpractice case, you have to prove that your provider breached the accepted “standard of care,” and that breach caused the damages you’re suffering from today. Unless you have a medical degree of your own, uncovering the error can be impossible.
With our experience in the area of medical negligence and our network of medical experts, Cueto Law’s medical malpractice lawyers can help determine if your case has merit, and if so, fight on your behalf to get the compensation you need to pay medical bills and replace lost wages. And as with every claim we file, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.
We know the last thing you want to do is confront someone you know and trust. But when your physical and financial health are at risk because of a catastrophic injury caused by a medical error, you have to do what you can to take care of your family. To learn more about filing a personal injury claim, contact Cueto Law today at 618-277-1554.