West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney
Recent Medical Malpractice Statistics
Any medical practitioner, whether they are a physician, surgeon, obstetrician, oncologist, nurse, anesthesiologist or other professional, is expected to administer treatment according to an accepted standard of care. When they breach that duty to their patient and provide treatment that is substandard, the results can be devastating and can lead to permanent injury, loss of life, and other severe consequences.
There are many different ways and circumstances under which medical malpractice can occur in a hospital, surgery center, emergency room, or any medical facility. Sadly, statistics show that 195,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in the United States, and as a result between 15,000 and 19,000 malpractice suits are brought against doctors and medical professionals every year.
Some of these malpractice suits are filed after attending medical personnel that are caring for a mother and child during the birth process fail to act quickly when the baby is in distress. This can result in terrible and permanent consequences for the baby, and may cause conditions like Erb's Palsy and others. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries, a medical condition, require subsequent treatments to correct a substandard treatment, it is necessary to enlist the help of a legal professional who is experienced in this area of law.
Here at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, these types of cases are more than just part of doing business; and we take the time to personally invest in your case. We have taken the time to list out some of the types of medical malpractice cases that we handle, and please call to learn more about cases that are not mentioned below.
There are two main types of injuries that can take place during the birth and delivery process. The first, injuries caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, can result in life-long disability and other complications. The second type, injuries caused by trauma, can include when there is compression of the umbilical cord during labor or delivery, a prolapse of the umbilical cord during delivery, rupture of the uterus, or a separation of the placenta before delivery of the baby. Seeking justice and compensation for your baby is one of the main reasons why parents choose to file a birth injury claim.
Failure to Diagnose
One of the main reasons why we go to the doctor is for help diagnosing our symptoms and problems. When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, illness or disease even though reasonably detectable signs are present, the patient can suffer for years. A failure to diagnose case can delay treatments and in some cases the condition can worsen to the point of fatality.
The number of hospital infections throughout our country is on the rise, as are the number of medical malpractice lawsuits that are filed because of these infections. One of the most common types of claims revolves around staph infections that cause kidney damage to patients. Approximately two million people acquire infections in the hospital every year and become seriously ill as a result. To learn more about if you have a claim for injuries suffered because of a hospital infection, call our firm today.
One of the most common medical errors that take place in hospitals today are pharmaceutical errors. On average, there are over 1.5 million reports of medication errors every year throughout America. Patients can suffer long-term injury, disability, or even death when their nurse or doctor either prescribes the wrong medicine or administers the wrong dosage of medicine. Hospitals are required to inform patients about medication errors and its effect on the patient, and these victims should consider filing a claim to seek justice and compensation.
Any surgery has the potential to be hazardous for a patient, and it is a tragedy that many injuries that come from surgical procedures are because of surgeon errors. If the surgeon or surgical staff acts negligently or makes a reckless mistake during a surgery, the patient can suffer from ruptured blood vessels, arteries, or other deadly injuries.
Regardless of what your situation may be, a West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can evaluate your case to help you determine what can be done to pursue justice.
Medical Breach of Duty
At Mani Ellis & Layne PLLC, we offer our services in cases of medical malpractice, and our track record of success in difficult injury cases will serve you well. These can be difficult cases to prove, as doctors and other medical professionals tend to support each other, even when they are wrong. This can create a situation in which it is necessary to engage the services of expert medical witnesses to assist in supporting the injury claim against the doctor, facility or other party that could be liable in the case.
We understand the process of filing a claim and how to best manage a case so that it has the best chance of a successful resolution. A claim of malpractice is often challenged, and the medical professional involved may try to prove that they made no error; in many cases, specific evidence has suddenly been lost, such as the recordings of a surgery or other evidence. We know how these cases work and what to do to protect your rights. We fight aggressively for justice and compensation, and our experience at trial is a great advantage to you. Contact a personal injury lawyer at our office today.
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