Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

 Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits – Today’s guest blog is by the USAttorneys.comThe opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Marc J. Victor, P.C.

Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

When a doctor or other healthcare worker fails to provide a patient with the proper care they require that would help treat or mend their condition, should they be held responsible for that person’s suffering? When a nurse or physician delays in treating a patient although they are aware of an underlying condition, are they said to be negligent in their practice? These are some of the common questions that arise in the medical field, although many aren’t aware of what the answers are.

Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The truth is, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that medical mistakes rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. It was also discovered that nearly 250,000 deaths per year were caused by medical error. While it is evident that there are going to be mistakes made, some are on account of a healthcare worker simply behaving negligently; and not properly carrying out the procedures their job requires of them. When a doctor or health care worker fails to supply the standard level of care that a patient is expected to receive; no matter which facility they seek treatment from, the doctor may be recognized for committing medical malpractice. When a physician makes a mistake in a procedure or when treating a patient and that error could have been avoided, they may be considered to be negligent.

In the event a doctor is recognized for medical malpractice, the victim can sometimes sue the hospital and/or the doctor to help collect compensation for the continued medical care and treatment they need as a result of the medical mistake. There are various reasons why individuals decide to sue a hospital and there are specific procedures that must be followed. You can read more about this inWhen and How to Sue a Hospital for Medical Negligence Cases?”

Now, to help put this in perspective, here is a story back from the beginning of 2017 involving a U.S. Army veteran who filed a $50 million medical malpractice lawsuit against the Phoenix Medical Center. Based on the details of the case you can see his reasoning for filing suit and the evidence he had to support his case.

Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

U.S. Army Veteran Sues for Reckless Care Received by VA Medical Center

Back in February 2017, former U.S. Army veteran Steve Cooper of Chandler, Arizona was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, which is known to be terminal. Cooper received treatment prior to the diagnosis at Phoenix’s VA Medical Center. However, he believes that after having certain medical tests performed, the doctor’s ignored the signs that identified the cancer living within him. According to AZ Family, the army vet had waited months for an appointment and was not referred for any more testing even “after a nurse practitioner found some abnormalities during an exam in December 2011.”

Because the facility failed to send Cooper for further testing which could have resulted in him seeking treatment, he has to spend his remaining years, if he has that, suffering from a terminal illness. Cooper isn’t the only victim of a medical error in Chandler, AZ and anyone else who has been injured or lost a loved one to the hands of a doctor can seek justice for this wrongdoing by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit of their own.

Legitimate Medical Malpractice Lawsuits