Did you know Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews medical malpractice cases to help victims and their families win settlements against doctors and hospitals who make dire mistakes that could lead to injury or even death. Now before we get into this, we must say that doctors, nurses, and hospitals have a pretty stellar records, and most of the time, they don’t make mistakes. However, when they do, it can be not only costly but deadly. Medical error is the third leading cause of death in this country.
Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews medical malpractice cases where various scenarios occur, but there are a few common factors that often occur in these types of cases. If you have been injured or are representing a family member who passed away due to medical malpractice, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews two of the most common scenarios that could lead to a lawsuit:
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: As you know, doctors are under a lot of pressure to accurately diagnose a condition to increase the likelihood of full recovery. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis could cause the person to receive the wrong treatment and worsen the condition. The key is to winning a medical malpractice case under this scenario is that you have to prove that a qualified doctor would have been able to get the diagnosis right under the same conditions.
Medication Errors: Another very common cause of medical malpractice are medication dosage errors. Millions of people each year are harmed by medication errors. This could mean either too little or too much of a dosage that causes and adverse effect or delays treatment. There are several reasons this might occur: the doctor could write down the wrong medication or dosage, a nurse could administer a medication incorrectly, or a machine could malfunction and give the wrong dosage to a sedated patient. In any event, if one of these scenarios do occur, Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky says you could have a lawsuit.