Almost 250,000 people a year in America fall victim to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner fails to properly diagnose or treat an illness or makes an error resulting in a patient’s injury or death. These occurrences bear tragic consequences for both victims and their families.
In medical malpractice claims, doctors may not be the only individuals who can be held liable. A hospital, its staff, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as other medical professionals can be defendants in your malpractice action.
As an experienced medical malpractice attorney, Joe Norwood can help you determine the individuals who would be considered at fault in your specific situation.
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Examples of medical negligence include, but are not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
If you believe you may be a victim of medical malpractice, contact Joe Norwood immediately. These cases are highly demanding and require significant evidence, so it is best to get started on your case right away.