In many instances, medical procedures are necessary to ensure your health and well-being. Sometimes it could even mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, we tend to put a lot of stock into the medical system and the doctors and nurses who treat us. We often have little concern for the quality of our treatment, as many medical professionals have years, or even decades, of education, training and experience.
However, as we discussed last week on the blog, surgical errors are more common than we care to think. Overworked, fatigued and otherwise negligent doctors and nurses can make a mistake that causes serious injuries or even death. A surgical error may take many forms, including a nicked organ, operation on the wrong body part and leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient.
If you have been injured by a doctor or nurse’s negligence, then you know the damage it can cause. There is, of course, the physical harm, but there may also be financial losses in the form of additional medical expenses and lost wages, as well as emotional pain and suffering and disfigurement. Those who lose a loved one to a surgical error may also have to contend with additional financial and emotional losses from which it can be hard to recover.
Though there may be very little to help you recover your physical health, a medical malpractice lawsuit might assist you in recovering the compensation you need to acquire the medical attention you need to become as healthy as possible. A winning claim might also help you recover lost wages and be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Yet, entering the legal arena can be frightening in its own right, and there can be a lot at stake. Our firm stands up for those hurt by medical malpractice, and diligently advocates for their rights. In the end, the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle strives to reach a fair and favorable outcome that allows victims to find financial stability and move on with life knowing that those who hurt them were held accountable.