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What is it?

Medical Malpractice is a legal term related to negligence that results in death or injury to someone due to actions of a health care provider who fails to adhere to the acceptable standard of care for medical professionals in his or her specialty.  This may include nurses, doctors, medical facilities, hospitals, pathologists or any individual who provides medical care.



Medical malpractice is preventable. When it occurs, it is often due to negligent or careless errors by medical professionals. These errors can often be caused by understaffed medical facilities, careless physicians, unprepared surgeons or overworked nurses. A key aspect of any medical malpractice claim is to be able to prove negligence. Common causes of negligence include:

  • Equipment failures. Machines can fail, shut off abruptly or malfunction during treatment. The hospital could be liable for a lack of proper maintenance which may have caused the defect. A manufacturer could be liable if the defect exists upon distribution.

  • Healthcare practitioner negligence. All doctors and hospital staff have a legal duty to provide proper care for patients. This includes making a proper diagnoses and obtaining proper consent before medical procedures. A failure to abide by these duties can be an instance of malpractice.

  • Hospital negligence. Sometimes it is not the doctor or nurse that causes a patient’s injuries. Rather, it is the lack of proper protocols, lax medical standards, improper training, poor cleaning and inappropriate miscommunications that put lives at risk.

If you or someone you know is a victim of medical malpractice, call Wachnik Law LLC today. We will be relentless and aggressive in protecting and fighting for your rights and maximum recovery. We will get you the compensation you deserve for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of consortium.

We have experience in fighting cases involving defective medication, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, improper treatment and defective medical devices. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. For a free consultation with attorney Eryk Wachnik, call our law office today at 847-892-5060. All claims are time sensitive. Call today!

Medical Malpractice: Practices
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