What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when a health care provider’s negligence, either by act or omission, results in an outcome below the standard of accepted care. This negligence results in injury or death. Medical News Today recently reported that nearly 195,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in the U.S.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
> Failure to diagnose cancer
> Birth injuries
> Surgical errors
> Patient neglect
> Emergency room errors
How we can help you
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error or professional negligence, you may be able to sue for damages. These damages may be economical and non-economical. The economical damages may cover additional hospital bills and medical care, lost wages or even the future loss of wages. Non-economical damages cover the injury itself for the physical and psychological damages done.
The Law Office of James J. Gay has experienced attorneys who can help you recover some of these damages. Although we must trust medical professionals with our health and care, they do make mistakes. Our lawyers are here to protect you from the financial burden that can result from medical malpractice.
The next step
Working with an experienced law firm is the only way to recover the damages you or your loved one are owed. Make an appointment with the Law Office of James J. Gay and you’ll receive a consultation with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover both monetary and non-economic damages.