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Patients can take action after a doctor error

Your doctors have your trust, but you should always remember that they are human and might make errors. Some errors they make might be harmless enough; however, there are instances in which patients suffer greatly when a doctor doesn't make the right choices. When this occurs, the patient might opt to seek compensation from the doctor due to the negligence or error. We are here to help you learn about your options.

Doctors who make errors can harm or kill patients

We trust doctors with our health each time we seek out medical care. We don't expect that they will be perfect but we don't ever want them to make an error that can put us in danger. When a doctor does make an error, there is a chance that it can be easily corrected without harm to the patient; however, it is also possible that great harm might occur. This can completely change the direction of your life after the incident.

The aftermath of doctor's errors is considerable

When patients count on doctors to perform medical procedures and handle their care, they are putting their trust in those professionals. When things go amiss with medical care, patients can suffer greatly. In some cases, this might lead to the patient filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical errors that harm or kill are simply unacceptable

Some medical errors don't cause any serious issues for the patient, but others are harmful or even deadly. When a patient is harmed due to a doctor's errors, there isn't ever an acceptable excuse for why the incident occurred. We are ready to help you take action to seek compensation for the harm you suffered.

Don't fall victim to preventable medical errors

Medical errors are an atrocity, especially those that are preventable. When you are a patient, you can take steps to help prevent these errors from occurring. One issue is that many patients don't feel comfortable speaking up when it seems like they are taking a stance against their doctors.

Know when to seek compensation for medical malpractice

We recently discussed how it is difficult to spot medical malpractice in some instances. If you are under a doctor's care and feel that your case isn't being handled properly, you might want to have it evaluated. This could help you determine if there is an element of malpractice going on.

Medical malpractice isn't always easy to spot

When you see headlines about medical malpractice, what might follow is a case that is so horrific that the malpractice was easy to spot by anyone. Certainly, these cases do make good reads, but you mustn't fall into thinking that all medical malpractice is dramatic, and you shouldn't think that all deaths in medical settings are the result of malpractice.

Oncologist has license suspended, patients left in limbo

People who have cancer expect that they will get the care they need from the oncologists and other people who are on their care team. When this doesn't happen, the cancer might advance or the person might be left feeling miserable when he or she should have been able to be offered some form of relief.

Albuquerque dentist is sued for rendering unnecessary treatment

The New Mexico Dental Board recently fined an Albuquerque area dentist $10,000 for records mishandling and legal fees associated with him having performed a number of nonessential dental procedures and then billing patients overpriced fees for them. The dentist is even believed to have gone as far as to alter X-rays in an effort to justify his performance of the unnecessary dental work over the course of as much as 10 years.