What Is Medical Malpractice?

Regardless of how urgent a health issue may be, you deserve the very best care that medical professionals have to offer. Although most providers are knowledgeable and attentive to their patients, some sacrifice patients' safety by neglecting standards of care.

Medical malpractice is a serious issue affecting thousands of people around the country. At Salim-Beasley, LLC, we believe that patients deserve to be compensated for their pain and suffering when a medical provider's negligence results in serious harm.

Medical Malpractice Explained

Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor or other qualified medical professional commits an egregious act or omits something of a critical nature during a medical procedure such as surgery. These mistakes or intentional acts can inflict severe harm to patients.

For example, a surgeon might make a wrong site incision and damage a patient's organ. Hospital staff may fail to fully sterilize equipment, which could cause a serious infection. Another common type of medical malpractice happens when a surgeon or nurse leaves hazardous foreign objects inside a patient's body.

Medical malpractice is different from medical products liability. To understand which type of claim you might have, also see our pages on defective devices or harmful medications.

Medical malpractice can endanger a patient's life. Negligence sometimes leaves a patient disfigured, disabled or in pain. Although most medical procedures involve some degree of risk, malpractice can greatly increase the chances of a patient suffering complications.

Call Our Experienced Firm For Assistance

Whatever the reason might be, if the very medical team that was tasked with helping you has wronged and injured you then you should carefully consider your legal options.

If you would like to discuss your situation further, call our firm at 866-269-5561 or conveniently contact us through our website. Our medical malpractice attorneys are acutely aware of the damage that negligent providers cause. We can help you build a case in your favor.