Doctors and other health care providers are supposed to help us when we are sick or injured. We trust them to diagnose diseases, treat illnesses, and give reliable advice regarding our health and well-being. A large majority of physicians, hospitals, and other medical providers are trustworthy, hardworking professionals we can rely on. Like any other human, however, they can make mistakes. In a medical setting, even one mistake can mean life or death. The cost of medical errors is high. At The Williams Litigation Group, we believe the victims of medical negligence should not have to pay it.
WHAT IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?
Hospitals and health care professionals commit medical negligence when their standard of care falls below the level of care that is generally accepted in their community. Medical negligence is a subject often discussed on television and in the media. Stories of amputation mix-ups and medical instruments left behind are appalling and terrifying. What many don't realize is that medical errors are usually not blatant. In many cases, these mistakes are quite subtle. Even worse, victims of medical mistakes are frequently ignored or discounted by the very doctors they turn to for help.
Medical negligence injuries include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical mistakes
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Amputation mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Unsterile equipment
Regrettably, patients suffer the consequences when hospitals and health care professionals put their bottom lines ahead of patient safety. Unnecessary errors can result when short-staffed hospitals implement cost-cutting measures to save money or time. Increasingly, insurance companies dictate the amount and level of care individuals are permitted to receive. Unfortunately, patients must suffer the price. Too often, they suffer in silence.
WE STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS
At the Williams Litigation Group, we are a voice for the injured. Victims of medical negligence frequently fight to be heard even as doctors and insurers brush their concerns aside. The people we represent have typically endured chronic pain and injuries aggravated by substandard care. We take great pride in helping them right these wrongs.
The window of opportunity for bringing a medical negligence claim is very narrow. If you have been harmed due to a hospital mistake or doctor error, you must act quickly to protect your interests.