Every day, doctors and hospitals commit medical errors of judgment and perform incorrect treatments and surgeries. In numerous vital and important instances, they may fail to do the necessary treatments and surgeries for the patient. It is estimated that these medical errors result in approximately 687 deaths per day. From heart attacks to strokes to pneumonia, hospitals and doctors commit negligent acts that result in a tremendous cost to mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sons and daughters.
Simple things such as a doctor failing to wash hands between visiting patients, or hospital staff failing to properly sterilize instruments, or poor housekeeping standards, can all cause infections and conditions that result in significant medical problems and/or death to the patient.
Trained doctors should be able to diagnose medical conditions and then treat them correctly. Unfortunately, that frequently does not occur, resulting in a misdiagnosis that could be potentially tragic.
Doctors should give proper treatment to pregnant mothers; medical conditions that occur in the womb should be diagnosed and treated promptly. Sadly, that is often not the case. Early diagnosis of these medical conditions can lead to proper care and treatment. Failing to obtain an early diagnosis can, all too often, lead to tragedy.
For medical malpractice to occur, the hospital or medical treater/Doctor can either do something they should not have done, or fail to do something they should have done. If you feel either of these issues was done to you or a loved one, please call The Law Offices of Tedd E. Bean at 810-695-6460.
During the course of treatment with a doctor or hospital, it will help you, and assist you, if you obtain medical records at a very early stage. In addition, taking photographs of yourself while in the hospital, and taking photographs of any medical equipment that is being used to treat your condition is recommended and will be helpful.
Tedd Bean has over 45 years of experience dealing with these cases. Case evaluation is free, contact us today.