All medical professionals are human. They become tired, frustrated, and even angry, sometimes while on the job. Although these feelings are understandable, it is wholly unacceptable when they interfere with an individual's medical care. All too often, fatigued, inattentive, and reckless doctors and nurses fail to live up to the standard of care they owe to their patients, resulting in serious harm and death. When this happens, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed in hopes of recovering compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Have you been a victim of an error made by a pharmacist? The consequences may not only be costly but also life threatening. Some would suggest you could avoid such mistakes if you frequent only one pharmacy and build a relationship with the pharmacist who will become familiar with your needs and ailments. Although electronic prescriptions are becoming the norm, errors may continue to occur in Massachusetts and elsewhere.
If you've needed surgery lately, you may have spent weeks or months researching all available surgeons in the area before choosing a doctor and undergoing surgery. Like most patients, you probably had high hopes that your doctors would do everything possible to perform a successful surgery.