Imagine that you have been experiencing some pain over the last week — unexpected pain. You begin to worry and decide it’s time to see a doctor. When you go in, the doctor checks over your vitals and information, and begins to examine potential problems. Ultimately, a diagnosis is made and a plan for treatment is agreed. You feel better about the situation even though the pain persists.
But as the treatment gets underway and the days pass, you only feel worse. Later, your physical condition deteriorates to the point that you have to go to the emergency room. As it turns out, your doctor made a mistake and misdiagnosed you initially. As a result, you have suffered serious injuries and possibly permanent damage.
This is an example of negligence on the part of your doctor. Negligence is never acceptable, may it be due to a driver who was distracted or because a building manager failed to fix a dangerous condition. But negligence is especially heinous when it comes to the medical profession. We are supposed to be able to trust our doctors, surgeons, and nurses when we go get medical treatment. But sometimes, they fail to meet their medical standards, thus letting us down and putting us in a potentially fatal situation.
Medical malpractice is a serious problem, and for those that suffer at the hands of this negligence, you need legal representation to pursue your case. At Mitchell & Shapiro, we want to help you earn justice for the medical error or botched procedure that you suffered.