When you hear the phrase "medical negligence" what comes to mind? Most people think about a doctor or surgeon making a mistake that causes serious injury, illness or even death.
While it's possible that a physician or surgeon could make an error, there are other forms of medical malpractice to keep in mind. In other words, you need to realize that any medical professional is prone to making a mistake.
For example, a nurse could make an error, such as administering the wrong medication, which causes an illness to worsen.
The same holds true for a pharmacist. An example of this is a pharmacist who fills the wrong order, meaning that the patient is taking a medication that is meant for another person. Once again, this can have a serious impact on the patient.
It doesn't matter who you are or where you are receiving treatment, you're going to be in contact with a variety of medical professionals. For this reason, you know that a mistake can be made at any point.
If you find that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, it's important to first focus on your health. You need to receive follow-up treatment that can help you recover.
From there, you can learn more about your legal rights.
At our law firm, we've helped many people receive compensation related to medical negligence. It can be a long road, but if you find yourself in this position, you don't want to sit back and let the negligent party get away with it. You deserve better.