Medical Malpractice in Greensboro, NC
Are you a victim of medical malpractice?
Hospitals are large facilities housing many doctors, nurses, assistants,
specialists, residents and interns. At times, hospitals and medical centers
can become very busy and life and death situations occur whereby the medical
professional has to make split second decision to save someone’s life.
For the most part these decisions are made correctly and the patient improves
and recovers. However, there are times that the medical professional is
tired or has so many emergencies as in the ER, that they make an error
or mistake. This could be anything from mistreating or misdiagnosing to
mixing up the records for patients or even the patients themselves. The
records at the end of each bed can become mixed up and/or the wrong procedure
or medication can be given to the wrong patient.
When it comes to operating rooms, there have been times where the wrong
procedure was performed, or it wasn’t performed according to basic
standards or an instrument was left in the patient. It can even happen
where the wrong organ is removed or even a blood vessel is nicked when
closing the patient and internal bleeding starts. There are many things
that can happen which can be classified under negligence or medical malpractice.
Where Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
Medical malpractice can occur outside of hospital settings as well, including:
- Doctor's offices
- Outpatient environments
No matter what the reason is for the medical negligence, it is very possible
that the patient is going to either have an adverse affect as a result
of the mistake or will suffer additional injuries such as
brain injuries, and
spinal cord injuries or even
wrongful death. A medical professional, whether a doctor, specialist or nurse, all have
a responsibility to perform their duties with the utmost care for the
patient. They also have a code of medical ethics they must abide by.
If you suspect that you, a relative or someone you know has experienced
some type of medical malpractice, then contact a personal injury attorney
right away. It is very important that the situation be reviewed and any
interviews or inspections take place as soon after the incident occurred
as possible in order to put together the most effective case. With a strong
trial attorney such as James Roane, you increase your chances of a successful outcome.
Do you have a claim?
For a proper disclaimer, please know that Roane Law will not take the vast
majority of medical malpractice claims. We receive many such cases every
week for review. While many have merit, we really only want to take the
most extremely negligent cases. We don't want to second guess doctors.
Most doctors and hospitals work very hard and provide excellent care.
Hindsight is 20/20 and we don't want to blame someone for an honest
mistake. Therefore, we are very picky about these cases. We only want
to pursue cases that show blatant disregard for the safety of patients
and very significant injuries resulting from such behavior. If you think
that this has happened to you, then
give us a call.