People in every profession make mistakes. Doctors are no exception. Unfortunately, when a doctor error occurs the mistake can cause lifelong injury to the victim or even worse, be fatal. The medical community knows that doctors are human just like the rest of us and that is why every practicing medical doctor must have adequate medical malpractice insurance to protect themselves, the insurance companies and their patients. If you have been injured due to hospital or doctor error, however, don’t let the insurance company decide the extent of your injuries or the compensation you receive. Contact the professional medical malpractice attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers.
Types Of Hospital & Doctor Errors
Doctor errors can occur in a variety of settings and for any number of reasons, from simple negligence to more serious and devious reasons. Some of the most common doctor malpractice claims include:
- Surgical errors – Whether it involves the mis-reading of a file, operation onthe wrong appendage or foreign objects being left in the body, surgical errors areone of the most common forms of doctor error.
- Medication errors – Receiving the right medication and proper dosage isessential to a patients care and healing. When the prescribed drugs cause reactions or are insufficient to deal with the illness a medication error has occurred.
- Misdiagnosis – Doctors make mistakes and sometimes fail to see the issue altogether. If you have been misdiagnosed or the doctor has failed to diagnose your condition it is a doctor error.
These are the most common areas seen in court regarding doctor and hospital errors, but they do not cover every issue under medical malpractice law. The only way to know for sure if you have a case against a hospital or doctor is to contact a knowledgeable doctor error attorney.
Louisiana’s Top Doctor Error Lawyers
If you feel you have a medical malpractice lawsuit involving hospital or doctor error the first step is to determine if your case will sand up in a court of law. The Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers offer years of medical malpractice experience, specializing in doctor error cases, and will help you determine if you have a case. And if we feel you do, we will provide the experience you need and the determination to see your case all the way to court if necessary. Call us today at 225-387-2323 or fill out our Case Evaluation Form to your right to speak to one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers.