Have you been injured, or have you lost a loved one because of the negligence of a medical professional or hospital?
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in this country. Does your “gut” tell you something went wrong? If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you should take every step to investigate your potential claim. That includes obtaining your medical records and contacting an attorney to investigate (Shull & Klenda is happy to request medical records on your behalf).
While medical errors are rarely the same, they do generally fall into “categories.” Those include:
- Diagnosis Errors: A healthcare provider either fails to diagnose an illness or condition (or misdiagnosis an illness or condition).
- Treatment Errors: This is when a healthcare provider prescribes the wrong treatment (whether that is surgery, labor and delivery, medication, etc.).
- Handoff Errors: Occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide another healthcare provider with relevant information about a patient’s medical condition. As a result, there is a “system breakdown” between the healthcare team. This type of error frequently occurs in a hospital setting.
- Surgical Errors: Can occur before, during, and after a surgical procedure.
- Nursing Errors: Unfortunately, these types of errors are becoming more common due to the lack of staffing, and the nature of hospitals attempting to make the most profits they can. Common nursing errors include pressure ulcers, patient falls, failing to communicate to a physician, and improper charting.
At Shull & Klenda, LLC, we have experience litigating each of the above categories and can assist with providing the compensation you deserve.
Call us now at 816.905.3405 for a free, no-obligation consultation.