When Medical Mistakes And Treatment Errors Equate To Medical Malpractice
Nelson & Hammons, Attorneys At Law, was founded in 1977, and our attorneys exclusively represent clients in Louisiana who are pursuing claims for medical malpractice and negligence. With offices in Shreveport and Lafayette, our medical malpractice lawyers represent patients who have been injured because of medical treatment errors.
When Doctors Make Mistakes With Treatment Plans
Mistakes and errors in medical treatment plans can be detrimental when obtaining the proper care for an injury, ailment or illness. Whether you are undergoing surgery or receiving a simple prescription from your doctor, the wrong treatment can be devastating to your health. Treatment errors can include:
- Administering the wrong treatment for the ailment
- Not offering treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Administering an outdated treatment
As with all medical malpractice claims, treatment errors are considered a basis for a valid medical negligence claim. But patients can only seek compensation for damages when the mistake results in injury or harm. Taking the wrong medication but not having any adverse effects is not a reason to sue your physician. However, if taking the wrong medication allows your ailment to become worse or the wrong medication causes you harm, then you may have a medical malpractice claim that is based on medical treatment error.
The Difference Between Poor Results And Treatment Errors
Getting an undesirable result from your treatment plan is not considered an actual error. When a physician prescribes a treatment that is the standard method of treating your illness but the treatment does not work for you, it doesn’t mean that there was an error in your treatment plan. Sometimes, prescribed treatments work differently for different patients. Even treatments that are reliable and have high success rates will still have some rate of failure.
Louisiana Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you believe that you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to a medical treatment error, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the pain or discomfort it has caused.
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