Medical Malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries.
What sets us apart from the other firms that handle Medical Malpractice Cases?
- Better ability to understand medical intricacies.
- Increase ability to maximize medical-care damages.
- Superior ability to respond to unusual or doubtful positions taken by opposing medical experts.
- Enhanced ability to retain and to prepare medical experts.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
The types of medical malpractice cases Heimberg Barr regularly 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 are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.