medical malpractice attorneyWhen it comes to medical malpractice, what do you know? You may have had the good fortune of never knowing anyone that needed to sue because of medical malpractice or negligence. To be perfectly honest, it’s the best position to be in. No one should ever have to experience injury, a totally changed state of life, or death as a result of someone messing up. Unfortunately, it happens.

Any medical malpractice attorney¬†out there can tell you that medical malpractice suits are common. This is mostly because of errors because of medical malpractice that prompt individuals or the families of deceased individuals to sue. Not even everyone that gets affected by malpractice sues– either because they don’t know it was malpractice or they are not even thinking about legal options because they are so stricken with grief.

Today we’re going into the basics of what you need to know about medical malpractice.

Malpractice in the medical field is when an individual neglects a standard of care when it comes to a patient. This can be a number of things. It’s not just that the patient passes away and now there’s a lawsuit; that can happen naturally and is a risk with any procedure or stay in a hospital or even prescription of medication. Negligence is when the standard of care is not met and a patient is harmed or killed as a result.

While this is a horrible thing, once malpractice occurs it really cannot be prevented. No one can turn back the clock and reverse the action. Worse, since only certified professionals are allowed to care for the people we love, we are dependent on their standard of care. When it falls short, unfortunately, bad things happen.

With medical malpractice, you need to speak to an attorney if it is at all possible. It is the most unfortunate of situations on one hand, but it’s also something that can be quite horrible and expensive. An attorney will be able to help you get compensation to pay for the remaining hospital bills (that do not disappear even if someone passes away) and the funeral costs as well as any emotional toll that was taken. Loss of life is huge and prompts thousands of people to sue medical providers every year. It is a leading cause of death in America, even at this very moment.

Malpractice that ends in an injury or suit is a situation where you can sue. Also, be sure that it is not a product liability suit where equipment malfunctioned as you will have to sue the maker of that product and not the hospital that purchased it. Keep track of everything related to this including bills, emails, texts, and your notes in a diary if you took them down. Make notes of what’s going on and take everything to a good attorney or lawyer in your area to see what they think.

If you or someone that you know has been harmed in this type of suit, contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas. They’ll help you see if you have a case and help you get closure on a horrible ordeal.