Medical malpractice or negligence occurs when a health care professional violates the governing standard of care when providing treatment to a patient, causing the patient to suffer an injury. Medical malpractice can result from an action taken by the medical practitioner, or by the failure to take a medically appropriate action. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis of, a disease or medical condition
- Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition
- Failure to provide appropriate treatment for a diagnosed medical condition
Medical malpractice claims can be brought against any licensed health care provider, including doctors, counselors, psychologists and psychotherapists. These cases are always challenging, often complex, and require handling by experienced and dedicated attorneys. McMath Woods can provide you with representation by attorneys with a wealth of experience in these cases. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact McMath Woods for a free consultation.