Everyday, people put their trust in medical professionals to properly diagnose and treat themselves and their families. Because of this trust, medical professionals have to follow certain safety rules known as “standards of care.” Unfortunately, nurses and doctors do not always live up to these standards and this can lead to serious injury or death. Failure to follow the appropriate standards of care, whether it be through inappropriate, careless or inadequate medical care by nurses and doctors, is known as medical malpractice.
Malpractice can involve a flurry of mistakes including blatant surgical errors, failing to diagnose or request specific testing, or prescribing the wrong medication or dosage.
These lapses in care can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one believe you are the victim of medical malpractice give Shaffer Law a call today for a free consultation.