Medical malpractice claims can occur when doctors, or other health care professionals, act in a way that causes injury. Malpractice can occur during surgeries or other procedures; however, malpractice can also occur in other situations, such as the prescription of medications. Other than doctors or physicians, medical malpractice claims could apply to nurses, nursing assistants, physician assistants, anesthesiologists, radiology technicians or professionals, dentists, dental hygienists, physical therapists.
Regulations and a standard of care applies to doctors and other health care professionals and facilities. When these regulations and standards are not upheld, malpractice can occur.
Common occurrences of malpractice can include:
- Errors during surgery
- Improper prescriptions, or prescribing dangerous medications
- Failure or missed diagnosis
- Injuries during childbirth, such and injuries to the newborn child or to the mother
- Wrongful death
- Errors in the emergency room
- Heart attacks
- Errors in anesthesia
Every malpractice claim is different, and highly dependent on the facts of your case. Malpractice cases usually require a significant amount of evidence, which can include reports and testimony by expert witnesses. Also, there are time limitations on when medical malpractice claims may be brought in North Carolina. This can result a person that has been injured by medical malpractice not being able to bring a claim against the negligent doctor or health care professional
Kreger Brodish attorneys can help you fight for your right to be reimbursed for a variety of damages, including:
- Compensation for permanent impairment or disability
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Reimbursement and compensation for medical expenses
- Payment for future surgeries, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
For more information, feel free to look through our North Carolina Personal Injury FAQs. Call Kreger Brodish at (888) 820-5885 to speak to a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer today.
Call Kreger Brodish at (888) 820-5885 to speak to a North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer today.