Medical assistance procedures are aimed to either alleviate or rid a patient’s conditions. Medical staff, which include physicians, nurses, emergency medical teams, etc., are given great responsibilities to treat those in need. There are those in the profession, however, that either abuse that responsibility or fail to uphold their duty. These acts, either neglectful or accidental, can have long-lasting repercussions for the victims. Any incidents where a medical professional whose actions do more harm than good fall under the medical malpractice field of personal injury law.
For example, if a physician uses poor judgment to treat a patient, the victim may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for damages. The following actions performed by medical staff may also be considered medical malpractice:
- Misdiagnosing an ailment
- Failing to perform a life-saving procedure
- Willfully ignoring a patient’s ailment
- Conducting poor medical treatment
A personal injury attorney from McAllen’s J. Gonzalez Law Firm can assist in building a medical malpractice case for those who feel they’ve been victimized by a medical professional or facility. Contact them for a free consultation.