Many of our clients ask how medical malpractice differs from negligence. What has been considered medical negligence vs medical malpractice is very similar? This blog will explore the differences between medical negligence and malpractice, and offer examples with solutions for those who have needlessly suffered as a result of medical malpractice or hospital negligence.
Understanding the difference between negligence and malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might result from diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management errors. In some cases, it might result from a failure to obtain informed consent from the patient. The two terms go hand in hand but can have a variety of implications and dangers.
At Snyder & Wenner, P.C. our medical malpractice lawyers have represented clients who have been injured due to a doctor’s or healthcare provider’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or healthcare provider, contact Snyder & Wenner, P.C. today for a free consultation.
What are examples of medical malpractice and negligence?
Medical malpractice and negligence cases can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is vital to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Some of the most frequently cited examples of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
- Failure to treat.
- Prescription drug errors.
- Surgical or procedural errors.
- Childbirth injuries.
- Errors related to surgery, radiology, and anesthesia.
How many people suffer as a result of malpractice or negligence?
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, 210,000 to 440,000 people senselessly die yearly from medical negligence. That makes medical errors the third leading cause of death in our country, a staggering statistic for families across the United States who have lost a loved one to medical negligence and malpractice.
Insurance companies have spent millions of dollars to convince the public that medical malpractice cases are frivolous and drive up healthcare costs. However, the reality is that these cases are often complicated and time-consuming to litigate, and the vast majority are never even filed. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyers Dedicated to Protecting Our Community
At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., we take our malpractice and negligence lawsuits seriously. Our firm’s experience has resulted in national recognition. Our firm was named a US News Best Law Firm in Medical Malpractice each year from 2011 to now, and we continue to serve our clients and community. Families trust our guidance and results with the most severe and sensitive malpractice cases.
Year after year, we provide our clients with representation to help families, and loved ones receive the compensation they deserve after severe injury and death due to medical malpractice perpetuated by negligence. Our areas of focus include the following:
- Hospital Safety
- Birth Injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Surgical mistakes
- Issues with radiology or anesthesia
- Misdiagnosis or a delay in diagnosis
Our Phoenix, Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Here to Help You
In Arizona, our firm is committed to protecting our client’s best interests. We will provide you with legal counsel and investigate the details of your case to the best of our ability. Using our experience with malpractice and negligence, we will investigate the three elements of a malpractice case: damage, causation, and negligence. We speak to hospital staff, gather testimony, and have experts assess medical evidence to help your case.
There is no need to suffer after malpractice or negligence. Call us today to talk about your case and see if you are eligible to receive the compensation you deserve.