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Health care professionals invest an enormous amount of time and resources learning how to best treat illnesses and physical maladies of all kinds. As a whole, their intention and dedication to healing and helping the sick cannot be questioned. This is not to say, however, that they don’t make mistakes.
Medical mistakes can and do happen and can be devastating. The National Academy of Sciences estimates that 98,000 Americans die as a result of “medical mistakes” each year.
Legally, medical mistakes are addressed by medical malpractice laws. It is a form of negligence involving a medical treatment provider or professional. Treatment providers may be held liable for injuries caused by medical mistakes. The determination of whether or not a medical professional has committed medical malpractice is made by comparing the actions taken to a “reasonable” ideal: the actions that a comparable medical professional facing the same circumstances would have taken.
A bad treatment outcome is not the same thing as medical malpractice. The duty of the medical professional is not to heal everyone, but simply to do the best they can, to provide good care with reference to the accepted standards of the community and/or the accepted standards of a particular medical specialty.
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- Types of Damages
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If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.