MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical malpractice arises from a failure to employ  adequate levels of care, skill or due diligence by a healthcare  provider, doctor or nurse. Medical negligence can occur at any point in  time a patient is under the care of a medical professional.

Under guidelines set forth by the United States Dept of Labor;  doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and other healthcare  professionals are expected to meet certain standards of care and  protocol. When being treated by a healthcare professional, whether it is  during routine wellness visit or during a specialized procedure (such  as a LASIK surgery), there should be no need to expect anything less  than a competent level of expertise. As a qualified professional, it is  their duty to ensure that these obligations are met.


IT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME

Medical malpractice can happen in any field of the  healthcare industry and at any time. While there are a large variety of  reasons why malpractice can happen, many are attributed simply to the  large volume of patients that many medical facilities and their  practitioners treat. 

Some of the common areas of malpractice  include (but are not limited to):


  • Emergency room errors
  • Injuries in a birthing room
  • General hospital negligence
  • Ingesting improperly prepared or stored hospital food

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 COMMON TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

Medical negligence is generally defined as the failure of a  healthcare provider to provide an adequate level of treatment for their  patient that causes or results in serious personal injury or death.


Negligence can be attributed to a number of different medical  practitioners including (but not limited to); physicians, dentists,  nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons.


Several types of the most common medical negligence include (but are not limited to):


  • Pharmaceutical / Medication miscalculations
  • Birth defects or injuries
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home injuries and elder abuse
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Wrongful death
  • Hospital, physician, or nursing negligence

There are many areas in the healthcare industry that can be the  source of negligence. What is most important is that before you visit a  doctor, be sure to research their history online and, if possible, ask  your friends and family for their recommendations.


All medical professionals must make snap decisions during surgery  that ultimately could determine the patient’s fate. Unfortunately,  costly mistakes happen during surgery. Medical professionals sometimes  are not properly trained. They work long hours and face workplace  stress. Any of these factors can lead to hospital negligence and  potentially may set the stage for a wrongful death lawsuit.


NGUYEN & ASSOCIATES LLC ON YOUR SIDE

The  dedicated Las Vegas lawyers of Nguyen & Associates LLC are here to  help you. We have experience in a wide range of personal injury cases;  including auto accidents, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, boat  accidents, RV accidents, and more. We will fight for your rights and  make sure you receive full compensation for your pain and suffering. We  don’t give in to insurance company tactics. We will make sure the  responsible party pays and you receive the maximum compensation allowed  under the law.