Medical malpractice can be a failure to properly treat an illness or medical condition, a failure to properly and timely diagnose an illness or medical condition, a failure to properly prescribe medication, a failure to properly and thoroughly advise you as to the risks of a medical treatment or medical procedure, a failure to properly treat a medical condition, or some combination of these things.
Medical malpractice requires more than a mistake on the part of the doctors or other health care professionals. You must be able to identify how their medical malpractice caused harm or damage to you. In many instances, you must also show that you would be better off had they done their job properly. This almost always requires testimony on your behalf from similar medical professionals.
There are several warning signs that may ultimately determine that you are the victim of medical malpractice. Perhaps you feel that some part of your medical treatment has adversely affected your health. Or that you were injured as the result of the actions of a health care provider, doctor or hospital. You may have a concern about the competency of the physician that cared for you, that you received inadequate treatment or that the medical devices or pharmaceuticals used to treat you contributed to your injuries.
If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, please contact the Law Offices of Charles H. Torres for a free consultation.