Did you know that more people die each year because of medical errors than from breast cancer, AIDS, and car accidents COMBINED? Did you know that, each year, well over one million people are hurt because of medication errors or side effects alone?

Some people are misguided in thinking that medical malpractice suits harm doctors. The truth is medical professionals who do their jobs well never face such suits, while those who severely harm their patients are brought to justice for their dreadful acts and neglect. By pursing a medical malpractice case against negligent health professionals, we can protect other people from facing the same devastating situations in the future.

Medical malpractice is defined as a medical professional’s failure to meet the standard level of care in their field. When medical professionals—including doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses, therapists, and hospitals—are negligent or make errors that harm patients, they can be held liable for losses and suffering to that patient and their loved ones in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose (with rates especially high for heart attack, stroke, and cancer)
  • Medication error/prescription error
  • Hospital error
  • Surgical error and anesthesia error
  • Failure to prevent infection
  • Birth injuries/ OBGYN malpractice
  • Improper, inadequate or delayed treatment
  • Dental Error
  • Nursing Home Error

Victims of medical malpractice have the legal right to seek compensation for their injuries, losses, pain, suffering, and more. If you have been harmed by medical malpractice, contacting an attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your family and your community. Please contact Marchelos Law and Steve Marchelos will personally talk to you about your case and advise you as to the best course of legal action.