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Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence is when a healthcare professional fails to uphold their duty of care. This duty is their obligation to adhere to a standard of care any other healthcare practitioner in a similar field would follow in a similar situation.

Most medical errors are a result of human error, gross negligence, an accident or due to a device malfunction. Sometimes the negligence is on the part of a health care professional; other times, it is on the part of the medical facility.

Some causes for medical errors include:

  • Distraction / inattention
  • Fatigue
  • Faulty medical products
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Inexperience
  • Insufficiently sterilized environment
  • Lack of communication
  • Lack of compliance with industry standards
  • Poor handwriting
  • Poorly executed preoperative processes

In some cases, human errors can result in inaccurate paperwork, which can lead to an accident such as amputation of the wrong limb. In others, bad handwriting has led to prescribing the wrong medication. Medical malpractice can occur at almost any level of care and lead to a range of irreversible injuries.

If you believe you or someone you love has been a victim of medical negligence, contact Atlantic Injury Law. Our firm is ready to explore your legal options and help you and your family get the justice you deserve.