Thursday, June 14, 2007

Negligence attorneys

As early as there have been health practitioners, medical negligence have occurred from time to time. However, people are not aware of their rights before until now. At present medical negligence claims are becoming more and more frequent as people are becoming aware of their rights.

Contrary to the belief that physicians and surgeons are the only ones who can be sued for medical negligence, it is a fact that any medical or health provider or medical or health facilities can also be sued on such case. Even therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists and even their assistants like the nurses, pharmacist and dental assists could be liable. Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies are also not exempt form lawsuit.

Due to the frequency and number of medical negligence cases being settled and litigated, a number of acts have been determined to constitute such instance, in one form or another. Prescription errors, medication mistakes, wrong prescription of medication , wrong prescription dosage, overdose of medication, reaction to medication, failure to perform appropriate testing, misinterpretation of lab results, failure to review lab results, failure to take preventative measures for heart attack or stoke, unethical treatment, abusive treatment, and patient abuse are just a some of the cases where medical negligence can be established.

However, before trying to claim for damages on injuries or loss that result from medical negligence, be sure that you have been injured as a result of the negligence and more importantly, seek the services of an expert negligence lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you make an informed decision of whether you should pursue your claim.