Medical malpractice lawsuits occur when a patient has been injured or not provided with adequate care, due to the negligence of a medical professional. Medical malpractice suits happen often. However, if your medical practice is well-versed in your medical malpractice basics, you will be better equipped to handle any lawsuits pressed against you.
Has a medical malpractice charge been filed against your practice? Are you looking to pursue a medical malpractice defense? If so, make sure you are well-informed about medical malpractice law beforehand.
Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits:
Improper treatment is perhaps the most common type of medical malpractice lawsuit. Whether a physician has provided the right treatment in the wrong manner or has just administered treatment that would not otherwise be given by other proficient doctors, a malpractice suit can be sought. However, it is important for patients to know that undesired results do not equate to grounds for medical malpractice lawsuits.
Failure to Diagnose
If a doctor has failed to discover the proper diagnosis that may have resulted in an otherwise different, more favorable medical outcome, a patient has grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, grounds do not always translate into a lawsuit win. In this situation, having proof that an ongoing patient-doctor relationship is of the utmost importance. Without this, the patient will have a more difficult time giving their case authority.
Lack of Warning About Known Medical Risks
Before a patient agrees to undergo a surgical procedure or begins taking new medication, it is essential that they are provided with any facts that pertain to the risk(s) of a procedure or medication. This is important, as it enables an individual to make a well-informed decision, also known as informed consent. Failure to provide information about known risks can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The doctor-patient relationship is sacred. However, this trust can sometimes be broken by factors that are out of a physician’s control. Because of this, it is important that your protect yourself in a medical malpractice lawsuit with a strong defense.
Medical malpractice defenses can be challenging cases to win. However, having the proper legal representation can be a game changer. When you partner with Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville and Larson Law Firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you will always have a skilled professional, who is dedicated to protecting your medical practice, on your team.
For information about our medical malpractice defense services, contact Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville and Larson Law Firm at (414) 273-1144.