Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice Ganim Injury Lawyers have far-reaching experience representing medical malpractice claims. If your health care provider has failed to take proper care of you or a loved one, you may have a medical error claim.
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Medical Malpractice

  1. 1. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE www.ganiminjurylawyers.comDisclaimer:The tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.comdiscretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legalvalidity of the tips contained herein.
  2. 2. What is Medical Malpractice? • Professional negligence by a health care professional • Treatment provided was substandard • Caused harm, injury or death to a patient.
  3. 3. What is Medical Malpractice?• Wrong action taken by the medical practitioner• Failure to take medically appropriate action.
  4. 4. Some examples of Medical Malpractice• Medication errors  Wrong doses, wrong medication• Spinal cord injuries  Back pain after surgery• Surgical errors
  5. 5. Other examples• Labor and delivery-related errors.• Failure to diagnose and treat in a timely manner.• Anesthesia errors
  6. 6. Shocking Statistics!• Med malpractice kills 225,000 people each year (National Institute of Health).• 12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery (New York Times).
  7. 7. Shocking Statistics…• Just 2% of all people injured file legal claims for compensation (Health grades study).• 50% of all medical malpractice legal claims are filed against surgeons (Bureau of Justice Statistics).
  8. 8. Medical Malpractice LawProvides a way for patients to recovercompensation for any harm resulting fromsub-standard treatment.
  9. 9. Claim Characteristics• Failure to provide a proper standard of care.• An injury was the consequence of negligence.• The patient’s injury must have very damaging consequences.
  10. 10. Informed Consent• A medical practitioner may also be legally liable if a patient does not give "informed consent" to a medical procedure that results in a harm to the patient, even if the procedure is performed properly.
  11. 11. Medical error without harm• If the patient is not harmed by the physicians error, the patient cannot recover damages as the result of the error.• Unless youve been harmed, theres no medical malpractice case.
  12. 12. Elements in a malpractice case1. The plaintiff: the patient or a legally designated person who acts on the patients behalf.2. The defendant: the party who is being sued. This could be the doctor, nurse, therapist.
  13. 13. Elements…3. The prevailing party - this is the party who winsthe case.4. The losing party - the party who loses the case.5. The fact-finder - the judge or jury.
  14. 14. DamagesThe plaintiff may beawarded:• Compensatory damages.• Punitive damages.
  15. 15. Damages…• Compensatory: May include economic damages such as lost earning capacity, life care expenses, and medical expenses. May include non economic damages such as psychological and physical harm.
  16. 16. Damages…• Punitive: Only awarded if the defendant is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct. It is a form of punishment; compensation in excess of actual damages.
  17. 17. Effects of Malpractice Suits on Doctor• Depression• Professional dissatisfaction• Emotional exhaustion• Career burnout
  18. 18. For Medical Malpractice Cases Contact Ganim Injury Lawyers www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com

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