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Medical malpractice lawyers specialize in cases against doctors and hospitals when patients are injured as a result of the medical practitioner’s neglect in treatment or omitting, intentionally or unintentionally, important diagnostic or treatment information.
In some cases, a medical malpractice lawsuit is unjustified and qualified lawyers must determine whether or not the patient has a true case of malpractice. Medical malpractice lawyers review the case and determine whether the medical professionals violated the expected standard of care. To be considered for a malpractice lawsuit, the neglect or oversight must have caused an injury to the patient that resulted in severe damages such as disability, increased medical bills or undue pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice lawyers take on cases in which patients were seriously injured as a result of a doctor ordering incorrect medication administration, failing to request proper testing or ignoring the test results, and giving a patient the wrong diagnosis or ignoring patient symptoms. Performing surgery that is not needed or that which causes additional harm to the patient often results in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and the doctor who performed the surgery.
Patients may feel they do not have a legitimate case or fear their case will be ignored. Consultation with qualified medical malpractice lawyers is essential to establishing a case.