Medical malpractice occurs as a result of a doctor improperly treating a medical condition, and the improper treatment or negligence is the cause of a new or worse injury to the patient. Medical malpractice does not include cases referencing the original medical problem, which cannot possibly be the physician's responsibility. These negligence cases can include, but are not always limited to, the following circumstances:
- Failure to diagnose a disease or delay in doing so
- A surgical or anesthesia-related error
- Doctor's failure to gain consent for performing a given procedure
- Failure to properly treat a disease even if the correct diagnosis has been made
- Errors in use of prescription drugs and/or other medical devices
- Injuries in a nursing home
In the case of medical malpractice, it is the lawyer's responsibility to quickly determine if the case is legally actionable. These cases can be extremely expensive for both parties, hold a high risk of absolutely no payout, and also involve strong emotions of the client. The initial step in this analytical process involves an agreement between the potential client and attorney to determine what compensation may be reasonably available. One difficulty in pursuing medical malpractice cases is that doctors generally do not like to testify against each other and expert medical testimony is required by law. All of these factors need to be considered before pursuing a claim.
Defective Product Cases
Defective products are those which cause injury to a person due to some defect in the products' design, labeling or use. In these cases, the manufacturers of the products are often liable for injuries caused and damages may be sought. These cases are complex and may involve automobiles or any other kind of product, including medical products, which due to some defect cause injury to you.
Discuss Your Medical Or Product-Related Injury With A Dedicated Trial Lawyer
Jeffrey G. Malm in Harrison, Arkansas, can review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action. For advice on any personal injury case, contact Jeffrey G. Malm, Attorney at Law, by calling 870-743-7009 or 888-253-0269 (toll free) or by sending an inquiry through this website.