Doctors are expected to follow the recognized standard of care when treating a patient. When they fail to do so, and a patient is seriously injured, that may be a case of medical malpractice.
Some medical errors are obvious. For instance, when a doctor performs surgery on the wrong body part or when a foreign object is accidentally left in a patient during surgery, the medical negligence is clear.
But in many cases, the medical error is not so clear. You may only suspect that you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by a health care provider’s treatment. Unfortunately, your doctor and hospital are unlikely to admit to you that they made an error.
You may need independent medical experts to review your medical records and determine whether a preventable medical error occurred that represents malpractice. At Baker & Gilchrist, we can help to provide you with answers.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Baker & Gilchrist will work with medical professionals to evaluate your records and offer guidance as to whether it can be shown that preventable errors occurred and a medical malpractice claim is appropriate.