When we visit the doctor, we generally expect to be treated with sensitivity and a high degree of professional concern. While the majority of healthcare providers do care about their patients, however, it’s always possible for a doctor to become negligent, and put your life at risk due to their careless actions.
At McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are here to stand by your side and fight for your right to compensation. Our doors have been open in Ontario and the Inland Empire for more than three decades, and we have a strong track record of success. Most importantly, we believe that negligent healthcare professionals should be held accountable for their actions.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at (909) 345-8110 today if you have been injured because of medical malpractice.
Defining Malpractice: Common Medical Errors
Medical malpractice doesn’t always mean intentional wrongdoing – more often than not, we find that there are multiple factors behind any given instance of malpractice. Regardless of these factors, however, licensed doctors and nurses are required to provide a certain “standard of care” to their patients. If your healthcare provider has failed to meet this standard of care, they may be liable to pay for your resulting injuries.
Here are some of the most common medical errors reported across the United States:
- Failing to diagnose a life-threatening condition
- Making prescription or medication errors
- Causing surgical errors and “never events”
- Failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs
- Allowing for hospital-acquired infections
- Failing to obtain proper patient consent
- Using a defective medical device on patients
- Failing to protect the life of a mother during birth
- Using forceps and other equipment incorrectly during birth
There are hundreds of possible examples of negligence aside from this list, so it’s important to pay close attention to your own care procedures. If something feels wrong, discuss your case with a seasoned malpractice attorney who knows the laws in your specific state.
How Do I Seek Compensation for My Injuries?
Although medical malpractice cases can be complicated and difficult to prove, there’s always hope for your claim with the right counsel. Data suggests that medical error is now the 3rd leading cause of death for adults in America, and we also have the highest maternal mortality rates of any developed country. That means it’s vital for doctors to be held responsible when they do not apply a reasonable standard of care.
Our team at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP can take on your case with the right combination of drive and personalized attention. We know that hospitals often have large pockets to protect their interests, but we’re not afraid to take on the challenge of facing a major organization. Crafting a careful strategy to ensure the best possible result, we’ll advocate for your interests in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
Call (909) 345-8110 to get started with a free consultation. We serve the Inland Empire and clients across the nation.