David P. Price, P.A. represents medical malpractice victims against doctors, hospitals, dentists and other healthcare professionals who negligence led to injuries, illness or the death of a loved one.
Even though most medical care providers are highly qualified and competent, medical errors kill or permanently disable roughly 98,000 Americans every year. In order for our experienced attorneys to consider a medical malpractice claim, a person must have suffered serious and permanent injury directly caused by substandard care, treatment, or evaluation by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider. Examples of substandard care include, but are not limited to:
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call David Price to discuss your case.
Medical and healthcare providers can be sued for injuries caused by their negligence under the theory of medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when treatment falls below the standard of care generally accepted and established by the appropriate medical community.
In a medical malpractice case, an attorney must prove that the medical provider did not meet the applicable standard of care in your or your loved one's particular case in order to recover monetary damages. Doctors, dentists and other medical specialists, including hospitals and surgical physicians, have an obligation to conduct themselves professionally and not harm their patients. When they make mistakes, patients in their care can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, such errors are often avoidable and result from medical professionals who are inadequately trained or who are just too busy to be thorough.
A bad or undesired result does not automatically mean medical malpractice occurred. In order for a doctor or hospital to be liable for medical malpractice, the lawyer must show their medical services fell below the standard of care and therefore, they were negligent when providing their medical services. Examples of negligence include administering too much anesthesia, performing a procedure improperly or failing to do something which was medically necessary. Other common instances of medical malpractice include wrong-site surgery, objects left inside patients, medication errors, and failure to diagnose a time sensitive illness before it is too late.
Hospital malpractice is a form of medical malpractice. It occurs when a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff member causes harm by committing an act of negligence when caring for a patient. David P. Price has represented many hospital patients who did not receive proper or timely medical care during their hospitalization and were thereby hurt by medical or nursing negligence.
Like all medical facilities, hospitals have a duty to use reasonable care when hiring and supervising its employees, including doctors, nurses, interns, technicians and aides. When a hospital staff member fails to act in a manner that is similar to how a reasonable staff member would act under the same circumstances, medical malpractice or negligence is likely to occur. As with other professions, all heathcare workers have a responsibility to conduct their practice of medicine in compliance with hospital protocol and state regulations.
Unfortunately, bad things can happen to good people. When a patient experiences an injury or disability after receiving medical treatment in a hospital, there is a possibility they are a victim of hospital malpractice. There are no guarantees that a physician can make a person's medical condition better or cure it. However, to determine whether or not you have a hospital malpractice case, you need to consult with a lawyer.