Medical Malpractice Claims Can Be Difficult to Win Without Legal Representation
At Cofman Townsley, we know that doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare providers have difficult jobs. They must make fast decisions using whatever information and evidence is available to them in order to provide the best possible care for their patients. The nature of medicine is inexact, and that means poor outcomes occasionally come with the territory even when all protocols are followed to a tee.
However, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys also know that many poor outcomes are due to healthcare providers failing to uphold their duties to keep their patients safe and to protect their health. Common examples of negligence-based malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis—No doctor has a 100% accurate diagnosis rate, but when they fail to take into consideration all symptoms and patient history, misdiagnosis may be considered negligence, especially when it results in serious illnesses worsening.
- Prescription error—Medications can be life-saving interventions for some patients and potentially deadly poisons for others. In many cases, the difference lies in the dosage. It’s up to doctors and pharmacists to ensure patients get the right medications and dosages for their conditions.
- Surgical errors—Surgery is inherently risky. All surgeries have the potential to cause severe complications and even death. But those complications can be significantly increased when medical professionals involved in the surgical process fail to take necessary precautions.
Unfortunately, proving that medical malpractice occurred isn’t easy. Hospitals and healthcare clinics are well prepared for the possibility of medical malpractice allegations. It takes an experienced legal team that knows what evidence to look for and present to win these types of claims.
Don’t leave your medical malpractice claim up to chance. If you were harmed by a healthcare professional, we want to speak with you. Contact us today for free consultation.