Elite Injury Attorneys Network
Maine medical professionals are trusted to diagnose our symptoms and treat our injuries and ailments. When that trust is broken, and the best possible treatment options are overlooked or omitted, patients can suffer injuries or declining health. This can be temporary or permanent.
Medical malpractice arises when patients are hurt because of a doctor or other medical professional’s mistreatment or negligent actions. Perhaps a health care provider failed to provide treatment consistent with acceptable medical practices. Or maybe your illness was misdiagnosed, and your health worsened as a result.
Medical malpractice can occur in virtually any area of health care, from your neighborhood clinic to the most reputable hospital in the state. Those injured by acts of medical negligence are often left with staggering medical bills on top of their physical pain and emotional distress.
If you live in Maine and you or someone you love has suffered because of a medical provider’s carelessness or wrongdoing, there is recourse. Talk to an attorney with the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network. He will review your case, and if it appears to be valid, the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network will work to find you a Maine medical malpractice lawyer to take your case, for no additional cost.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Statistics reveal that more people die from medical mistakes each year than they do from car accidents. Medical malpractice may involve criminal negligence, intentional malicious acts, or strict liability. The medical provider can be your physician, nurse, or any other medical staff member.
Medical malpractice is not limited to health care facilities, however. Chiropractors, massage therapists, x-ray technicians, dentists and psychologists can also be held liable for patient injuries in a medical malpractice case may not be the doctor, nurse or a member of the staff. In addition to individuals, a medical malpractice suit can also be filed against entire organizations such as hospitals and clinics.
Some examples of medical malpractice or negligence include:
- Misdiagnoses, which result in delayed or inappropriate treatment
- Failure to provide the expected standard of care
- Mistakes made during surgery or anesthesia errors
- Hospital carelessness and negligence due to understaffing, lack of training, etc.
- Birth injuries
- Pharmaceutical errors, such as the incorrect medication and dosage mistakes
- Wrongful death
If you were injured because of a medical professional’s negligence, you deserve to collect compensation for your medical bills, lost of wages, pain and suffering, and any funeral expenses if your loved one has suffered a wrongful death.
If you are a Maine resident who has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, please complete our online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to pair you with an experienced Maine medical malpractice lawyer, if your case has merit.