Medical treatment and procedures can be daunting in and of itself, especially when surgery is involved. Doctors and medical professionals are still humans and can make mistakes. Putting your unconscious fate in the hands of a stranger is understandably scary. That is why it is important to take steps to reduce the risk of a medical mistake in your care. One of the most important steps, is bringing along a friend or family member who you can trust to speak on your behalf while you are unconscious.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice arises when a doctor or medical professional makes a mistake in the course of treating a patient. Doctors have a duty to provide patients with treatment that reaches a reasonable standard of care. This includes providing the patient with informed consent. Failure to do so is considered medical malpractice. Informed consent is when the doctor tells the patient enough information for the patient to understand the risks regarding the procedure and consenting to those risks.
Please refer to the infographic below to understand the common types of injuries and how to prevent medical mistakes during your treatment:
Contact an Experienced MA Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in Massachusetts due to a medical mistake by a doctor or other medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. The experienced MA medical malpractice lawyers that we work with here charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.