Rogers, AR Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We all consult with our doctors while under the impression that they will always have your best interests in mind. Unfortunately, whether by mistake or negligence, doctors can cause their patients to suffer grievous injuries under a variety of circumstances. If you or a family member was the victim of medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced Rogers medical malpractice lawyer.
At Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP, we are prepared to stand up for patients that have suffered serious injuries at the hands of a physician they trusted. Our injury lawyers have worked with residents of Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, and across Northwest Arkansas, and we would be honored to work with you. To schedule a confidential case evaluation, contact Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at (479) 439-9840, or contact us online.
Common Medical Malpractice Issues
When a physician fails to perform their job adequately, they can seriously injure a patient. For example, prescribing the incorrect medication to a patient can result in adverse side effects that could seriously injure a patient. In many medical malpractice claims, patients have suffered a long-term or even permanent injury.
Medical malpractice can include a wide variety of issues. The following is a list of common medical malpractice lawsuits.
No parent ever expects their child to be injured during the birthing process. Unfortunately, some families may have to face the fact that their doctor acted inappropriately when delivering their child, resulting in a serious injury.
Birth injuries to a child can be caused by a number of complications. For example, if a mother is having a difficult labor and the delivering physician does not consider the possibility of a cesarean section (C-section) birth, the physician could be held liable if the child is injured.
Another possibility is that the physician misused birth-assisting instruments when delivering the child. There are two types of birth-assisting instruments that are frequently used by physicians: forceps and vacuum extractors. These birthing instruments are typically attached to the head of the child to assist in guiding the child from the womb. In some cases, a physician may attach the birthing instrument to another area of the child’s body which can cause a serious injury. Additionally, using excessive force can also result in the child suffering an injury.
Having a surgical procedure can be a stressful process, whether the procedure is designed to be complex or simple. There are a number of errors that could occur during a surgery if the surgeon is not cautious.
One common surgical mistake is the failure to administrate anesthesia properly. Anesthesia is used to put a patient to sleep for a surgical procedure or to numb a certain area of the body. If anesthesia is administrated improperly, a patient could suffer severe nerve damage or a number of other injuries.
Leaving foreign objects in a patient after surgery is another issue that could cause an injury. Surgeons are required account for all the surgical tools used during a surgery to ensure that they do not leave an instrument inside a patient’s body during surgery. Unfortunately, some surgeons will fail to follow this procedure. As a result, patients may not discover a foreign instrument in their body until it causes irreparable damage to their organs.
Failure to Diagnose
A failure to diagnose is when a physician fails to identify a serious illness that is affecting their patient. As a result of this negligence, a patient would continue to live with an illness that may progress over time. For example, if a physician fails to diagnose a patient with cancer in its early stages, they could deprive the patient of vital time needed to seek treatment for cancer.
Incidences of failure to diagnose can also apply to situations where a doctor failed to discover an issue with a mother’s pregnancy. If an infant in the womb was suffering from a condition that could have been corrected, a doctor could be held liable for their failure to assess the situation properly.
There are other forms of medical malpractice that are not listed above. If you believe that your physician committed medical malpractice, you should waste no time in speaking with an experienced attorney about your case.
Contact an Experienced Rogers, AR Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you or a family member was injured due to the negligence of a medical practitioner, you should contact an experienced Rogers medical malpractice attorney today. The skilled attorneys at Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP possess a wealth of experience litigating a wide range of injury cases, and we are prepared to use this experience to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. To schedule a confidential legal consultation, contact Gunn Kieklak Dennis, LLP at (479) 439-9840.