The country’s current scourge of Medical Negligence is a ruin in an otherwise superb medical profession. In the United States millions of people visit their doctors and hospitals each year with no negative medical consequences. Doctors and other medical professionals work incredibly long hours under very difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, even though medical negligence occurs to a very small amount of individuals who seek medical treatment, the effects can be long lasting.
Medical Negligence occurs when a medical professional does not fulfill his duties to treat an individual in a standard manner. Every year there are thousands of people who suffer personal injuries from negligent care of a physician or medical professional. Of those, only a few seek legal action and receive medical malpractice settlement.
There are different types of Medical Negligence:
- Surgical Negligence – failure of a surgeon to properly conduct the surgery required
- Medication Negligence – prescribing the wrong medication
- Oral Surgery Negligence – the performing of wrong or faulty dental work
- Nurse Negligence – when the quality is lacking in a nurse
If you have experienced any of these then you may have experienced Medical Negligence. If you have suffered from the following then you may have a claim against the medical provider.