Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Injuries caused by medical malpractice can be horrific, often leading to disability, and even wrongful death. Preventable injuries that typically stem from medical malpractice include birth injuries, cerebral palsy, cancer misdiagnosis, and paralysis. Any of these injuries can have severe emotional and financial consequences for victims and their families.
Every day, the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm bear witness to the misery negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and clinics inflict on our clients. For more than four decades, the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm have stood up for injured victims, at all times striving to provide our clients with a level of service that honors the high standard of excellence established by our founder, Johnnie Cochran.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of medical negligence, you can be assured that our medical malpractice lawyers will be with you every step of the way to make certain you are fairly and fully compensated for your suffering. To learn more about all of the ways The Cochran Firm can help you and your family get your lives back on track, please contact us for a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case today.
What is Medical Malpractice?
The Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice
Negligence and malpractice are similar but the most distinctive difference between the two is the intent. Medical negligence is a mistake that results in causing a patient unintended harm. Meaning they were hurt but not because it was forced. Medical Malpractice is when the medical professional knows and doesn’t follow through with caring for the patient with the right standard of care.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Preventable medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the U.S. According to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, more than 225,000 people die in this country every year because of medical negligence. However, there are times when a patient may suffer a medical complication through no fault of the physician or hospital. In order for a medical complication to be deemed malpractice, it must be proven that the medical provider violated the standard of care prevailing in his or her practice expertise. It must then be proven that the violation of the standard of care caused the injury.
During this difficult time in your life, it is vital to retain a skilled and aggressive medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible, to investigate the circumstances of your injury so you and your family can finally get the answers you deserve. If you don’t act quickly, important evidence that is vital to proving your case could disappear or be destroyed.
You can trust the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm to utilize the most cutting edge technology to investigate every aspect of your injury to determine if medical malpractice occurred. If they conclude you have a case, our medical malpractice legal team will identify all of those responsible and calculate a level of compensation that’s fair. The Cochran Firm has never been afraid to take on even the largest corporations or insurance companies, and our medical malpractice lawyers will use their skill to make sure you have access to the money necessary to pay for medical bills, lost past and future wages, pain, suffering, mental anguish and disability.
Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
There are a few types of major errors that can happen during the process of anesthesia. Anesthesia malpractice could be mistakes and errors and the most common types of mistakes while administering anesthesia could be giving the wrong dosage of anesthesia, either too much or too little. Failing to monitor the patient properly, failing to recognize the complication if the patient is developing, accidentally or intentionally turning off alarms on the pulse oximeter which also measures the patient’s oxygen level in the blood. Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways and levels.
Emergency Rooms are frantic and stressful environments. The most life-saving actions are performed under unimaginable pressure. However, this pressure can also lead to errors and even medical malpractice.
The most common issues that result in emergency room errors include:
- medication errors
- misreading test results
- inaccurately testing patients
- delaying or failing to treat conditions
- improper or contaminated blood transfusion
Failure to diagnose and or misdiagnosing an illness or an injury are the basis of many medical malpractice lawsuits. Misdiagnosis doesn’t always apply to medical malpractice, but it can lead to serious health issues or even death.
Delayed diagnosis error is when the medical professional eventually finds the correct diagnosis after a long time. While the patient waits for the right diagnosis, they may undergo unnecessary treatment. Improper treatment that causes pain, suffering, and more costs is another risk. Patients that have been misdiagnosed or delayed diagnoses are often unaware that they have a right to file a lawsuit even if their doctor eventually finds the right diagnosis.
- The most common surgical errors include:
- Wrongful nerve damage
- Incision mistakes
- Operating in the wrong area
- Leaving materials inside the body
- Accidental organ damage
Essentially, anything that goes wrong during an operation due to the negligence of a surgeon may apply to medical malpractice law. Consult with your lawyer if you have questions about your case.
Legal Help for Medical Malpractice Victims
At The Cochran Firm, all of our highly-experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation to injured people and their families.
When Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. founded The Cochran Firm over 40 years ago, he wanted to defend the ordinary citizen. His passion was helping people get the compensation they deserve. We carry that legacy with us in our daily practice. If you or a loved one need personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation after a serious medical injury, please contact The Cochran Firm. Fill out our online contact form, or call (513) 381-HURT to start your case today.
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