When you or a loved one receive medical treatment, you deserve a high level of care. However, we know that there may be a time when you need help from a Columbus medical malpractice lawyer if the negligence of a healthcare provider has caused you harm.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on having a qualified and experienced team by your side. We understand these cases and are ready to step in to secure the compensation you need. Let us take your case so you can focus on recovering and being with your family.
You may be aware that medical mistakes are a bigger problem than most people realized. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have recently said that they kill as many as 250,000 people each year, making medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the country. However, there are millions more who are injured by healthcare provider negligence and are left dealing with the consequences.
Medical mistakes can cause extreme patient suffering and enormous medical bills. Today, we want to discuss some of the main ways in which medical malpractice cases arise, but please understand that this is only a partial list. Always speak with an attorney regarding your particular case.
Infections: Many people do not think of infections as being medical mistakes, but they are when healthcare providers fail to follow proper infection control protocols. This includes neglecting areas that are prone to infections (IV and central line sites, surgical sites, open wounds, etc.). Infections also happen when healthcare staff does not properly wash their hands between patients.
Medication Errors: Mistakes with medications are alarmingly common in the hospital setting. They occur when a patient receives a medication that is not theirs, the wrong dosage of their correct medication, or when they do not receive their medications at all. In many cases, a patient leaves the hospital with errors on their medication lists or prescriptions.
Surgical Mistakes: Mistakes made during surgery, particularly “never events,” can lead to catastrophic patient injuries or infections.
Diagnosing Mistakes: Approximately 12 million people a year are injured when a medical professional makes a mistake when diagnosing a patient. This can lead to delayed treatment or even no treatment at all for a major injury or illness.
Failing to Obtain Consent: Healthcare providers must always obtain informed consent from a patient after explained the risks of procedures they want to perform.
We know that you never expected to go through something like this, but we are here if you need help due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical provider. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: