Medical and Hospital Negligence
Each year, millions of Americans are treated for various illnesses and injuries, trusting their doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with their health. Unfortunately, however medical mistakes, resulting in traumatic personal injuries and death, are common occurrences. Medical malpractice is the term used to describe such medical mistakes and negligence.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of medical malpractice, please contact Piet & Wright today. Our lawyers can help guide you through this difficult time.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can be committed by any member of the medical staff, including doctors, physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, x-ray technicians, pharmacists, etc. While there are a number of ways in which medical malpractice can occur, some of the most common include:
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer or other fatal diseases
- Wrong diagnosis
- Untimely treatment of infection
- Negligently performed surgery
- Anesthesia error during surgery
- Medication error, including overdose
- Misuse of a medical device
- Wrong site surgery
- Patient record mix-up
- Hospital errors
Medical Malpractice-Caused Injuries
Medical malpractice generally results in serious, life-changing injuries and, in more severe cases, death. Because personal injuries caused by medical malpractice could have (and should have) been prevented, the emotional trauma and shock can have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family. Some of the most common medical malpractice injuries include:
- Birth injuries including cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Blood transfusion injuries
Compensation is Available for Victims
When the conduct of a physician, nurse or hospital falls below acceptable standards, grievous harm is often the end result. The lawyers at Piet & Wright understand the trauma associated with medical malpractice and will aggressively fight to ensure victims of medical malpractice and their families receive the compensation they need and deserve.
When necessary, we will retain the assistance of the very best experts available from around the country to thoroughly investigate the injury. We will do what it takes to recover compensation for losses including:
Physical disfigurement and pain
Long-term treatment programs if necessary
Additional medical expenses caused by the malpractice
Emotional pain and suffering
Lost wages, lost ability to engage in normal course of employment
In cases where the patient is killed as a result of the medical malpractice, we fight to recover financial compensation for the family by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against all responsible parties.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Piet & Wright will litigate complex medical malpractice cases. We often retain the assistance of the very best experts available from around the country. Our firm has successfully handled medical malpractice cases involving matters such as brain damaged babies, delayed diagnosis of cancer, untimely treatment of infection and negligently performed surgery.
When the conduct of a physician, nurse or hospital falls below acceptable standards grievous harm is often the end result. The lawyers at Piet & Wright regularly litigate complex medical malpractice cases in Chicago, Illinois and throughout the country. We often retain the assistance of the very best experts available from around the country. Our firm has successfully handled cases involving matters such as brain damaged babies, delayed diagnosis of cancer, untimely treatment of infection and negligently performed surgery.
Contact Piet & Wright. Today
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury or death as the result of medical malpractice, our experienced, knowledgeable attorneys can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. For more information or to schedule a private consultation, please contact us today at 1-866-373-0012 or fill out the contact form and one of our attorneys will contact you shortly.