Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider acts in a negligent manner in a medical setting and their actions directly result in illness, injury, or death to the patient. It is a complicated area of personal injury law because it is often challenging to prove that the professional standards of care were not met. In most medical malpractice cases, the negligence results in an error, like a misdiagnosis or incorrect medication dosage. In some scenarios, the health care professional’s liability is in not acting, or failing to provide any reasonable care at all.
How Does Medical Malpractice Law Protect Victims?
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you will find a compassionate personal injury attorney at Choate Law Firm LLC in Juneau, AK. During your initial consultation, an attorney from their firm will help you determine if you actually have a valid case. For example, it is not considered wrongful death if a doctor opts for one of several standard treatment options and the patient dies; however, it may be wrongful death if the patient dies after the doctor failed to diagnosis the condition or to provide any subsequent treatment when another reasonable doctor would have made the correct diagnosis using the same tests.
If it turns out you do have a solid claim, a medical malpractice attorney from Choate Law Firm LLC will help you pursue compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. If you wish to discuss your case, visit the website of Choate Law Firm LLC to learn more, and call (907) 586-4490 to schedule an initial consultation today. You can also find the law firm on Facebook.