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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice is a form of negligence where an injury results from a medical professional’s or medical facility’s failure to exercise adequate care, skill, or diligence in performing a duty. If the medical professional deviates from the accepted standard of care, and the deviation results in an illness/injury or the exacerbation of an illness/injury, the medical professional involved might very well be liable. Medical professionals have a duty to use care and diligence to diagnose and treat illnesses so that the proper treatment can be followed. Medical professionals include doctors, dentists, nurses, and physician’s assistants among others.

Doctors and medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients to exercise a level of judgement commensurate to the medical profession in their local community. This means they are held to a higher standard than the average person in terms of their knowledge and treatment of medical issues. Specialists in specific fields are held to an even more stringent standard. Some different types of common medical malpractice lawsuits occur over:

  • failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis;
  • prescription drug errors;
  • emergency room errors;
  • surgical errors;
  • failure to obtain full patient history;
  • anesthesia errors;
  • injury caused during the birth of a baby; and
  • failure to obtain informed consent.
If you have suffered from medical malpractice, you are entitled to recover for the damages you suffered, which may include:
  • pain and suffering;
  • emotional distress;
  • the cost of past and future medical treatment;
  • rehabilitation costs;
  • home care or nursing care;
  • lost wages and income;
  • loss of future earning capacity; and
  • loss of enjoyment of life.

The firm of Zalman Schnurman & Miner P.C. is experienced in pursuing medical malpractice claims, and has recovered millions in damages for clients. If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice, please contact our office for a free consultation and to see if you have a case. 

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