When you or a family member are ill, injured, or need medical assistance, you depend on your doctors, nurses, therapists, hospitals, and the medical community to help you. The vast majority of these health care providers live up to your trust. Sadly, some do not, and then you are left to live with the consequences of what they did to you or how they failed to protect you. When these individuals leave you injured you need to have a experienced medical malpractice lawyer working tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve, and that is where The Law Office of Edward M. Galang can help.
According to recent studies, as many as 98,000 Americans or more, die each year from preventable medical errors made by hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals (Institute of Medicine; To Err is Human; Building a Safer Health System, 2000). Far more Americans die each year from medical errors than from car accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297), or even AIDS (16,516).
The law recognizes that a medical professional can make an error. However, a medical mistake becomes medical malpractice whenever the care of a patient falls below accepted standards of care and causes a patient’s injury or death.
The types of medical malpractice cases The Law Office of Edward M. Galang handle include:
- failure to provide a necessary test;
- failure to inform the patient of the need for a test;
- failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination;
- failure to provide necessary treatment;
- delaying the necessary treatment;
- providing the wrong treatment;
- improper follow-up;
- a misdiagnoses;
- a delay in diagnosis;
- performing unnecessary surgery;
- surgical mistakes;
- leaving surgical instruments in the body;
- infections after surgery;
- nursing negligence;
- inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff;
- persons performing functions beyond or outside of their training;
- improper drug prescriptions;
- failure to refer to a specialist;
- failure to properly monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery;
- failure to inform you of benefits and risks;
- intentional neglect.
Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, and other medical businesses. However, be aware that there are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits may be complex, particularly in medical malpractice cases. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is the victim of medical negligence, please contact The Law Office of Edward M. Galang for a risk free consultation.