We place a lot of trust in our doctors. We expect them to combine their years of training, education and experience to cure our illness or mend our injuries. However, doctors can sometimes make mistakes due to negligence, which can cause a new or worsened condition. This is called Medical Malpractice.
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, call the Northern Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA to discuss your legal rights.
All doctors are expected to follow a set of guidelines for treating patients known as the accepted standards of care. If a doctor deviates from these accepted standards of care, then you could suffer serious injuries, extended pain and suffering, or even pay the ultimate price for his or her negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are usually challenging to investigate, because as time goes on it becomes more difficult to find evidence of any malpractice. That’s why it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible when you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will be able to effectively investigate and pursue your claim to make sure that you receive the justice your case deserves.
It’s important to note that no doctor can 100% guarantee the successful treatment of your condition. There is always the possibility that a procedure or treatment will fail, or have unexpected consequences, even for the most time-tested and proven methods. But, if the doctor or physician does not follow the accepted standards of care, then he or she may be liable for any new or worsened injuries or illnesses you suffer.
Here are some examples of medical malpractice:
- There is a lack of proper care for a mother or infant during childbirth.
- Your doctor uses prescription drugs, medical implants or other medical devices incorrectly.
- There was a mistake made during surgery or when you were given anesthesia.
- Your doctor did not get your informed consent before performing an operation or procedure.
- Your doctor incorrectly diagnosed your injury or disease, or delayed in diagnosing it.
- Your doctor makes a correct diagnosis, but then does not properly treat your condition.
Medical malpractice can cause pain and suffering that can last for the rest of your life. If you believe that you or someone in your family has been the victim of medical malpractice call the Northern Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA. Our lawyers can investigate your case and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve. Call 859-581-8300 for a free consultation.
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