Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider has failed a patient by making a mistake. It’s when a doctor, nurse or staff member neglected to do his or her job correctly and, as a direct result, injured a patient. Since this injury shouldn’t have happened, the patient may have a right to compensation.
It would be ridiculous to say doctors and nurses never make mistakes -- we know this isn’t true. However, health care providers must be held responsible for the results of their mistakes. Society holds motorists responsible for their negligence when they cause vehicle accidents, so health care providers should also answer for mistakes that cause their patients harm.
Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the benefits of modern medicine. I know it has improved my life and the lives of my family and friends. I simply want medical professionals and health care providers to acknowledge when they’ve made a mistake. Then, they must accept personal responsibility for their actions and take steps to correct it in any way possible. If this requires going to court to fight for my client in a medical malpractice suit, I will.
I care about my clients. If you come to me for assistance with your medical malpractice claim, my team and I will listen. It’s important to note that virtually every medical malpractice claim has a two-year statute of limitations. This means if the incident occurred more than two years ago, it can be more difficult to make a case. You should still call us, as there are a few exceptions. So, keep in mind that the sooner you contact us, the better we can serve you. My team and I at Hamstead, Williams & Shook will stand by you until we achieve the justice you deserve.