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Experienced Medical Malpractice Support

When you seek medical care, you trust the professionals around you to make your situation better, not worse. While their error may not have been intentional, they must be held accountable if they act negligently.

If you have been injured by the negligence of a doctor or other health care provider, you should talk to a skilled attorney about your situation. Medical malpractice claims can be complex and challenging to navigate, so it is essential to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

At Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, we have been helping people who were injured by medical malpractice for over 25 years. We understand the challenges that you are facing, and we are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Common Types Of Medical Malpractice

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Medication errors: This can include prescribing the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage, or failing to monitor the patient’s response to medication.
  • Birth injuries: This can include injuries that occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or the immediate postpartum period.
  • Surgical errors: This can include performing the wrong surgery, making a mistake during surgery, or failing to properly diagnose a condition before surgery.
  • Diagnostic errors: This can include failing to diagnose a condition, misdiagnosing a condition, or failing to order the correct tests.
  • Nursing home negligence: This can include neglect, abuse, or falls that occur in a nursing home.

Rather than the support you thought you would receive, these injuries can leave you in pain, and unable to support yourself and your loved ones.

Getting Answers From Medical Professionals

If you believe that you were injured by medical malpractice, it is important to get the answers you need from the doctors and medical professionals involved in your care. This can be difficult, as doctors and hospitals are often reluctant to admit fault.

Here are some tips for getting the answers you need:

  • Be polite but persistent: Do not be afraid to ask questions and get clarification.
  • Get everything in writing: Ask for copies of your medical records, test results and any other documentation related to your care.
  • Do not sign anything without reading it carefully: If you are asked to sign a release of liability, do not sign it until you have spoken with an attorney.

In some cases, medical professionals may have guidance from an attorney not to speak to you directly. You may need your lawyer to contact the hospital or medical office on your behalf.

The Impact Of Medical Malpractice On Your Livelihood

Medical malpractice can have a devastating impact on a victim’s livelihood. Serious injuries can lead to lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In some cases, medical malpractice can even lead to death.

Measuring Impact

Several factors can be used to measure the impact of a medical malpractice injury on your livelihood. These factors include:

  • The severity of the injury: The more severe the injury, the greater its impact on your ability to work and earn an income.
  • The length of time away from work: The longer you cannot work, the greater the financial impact the injury will have.
  • The cost of medical treatment: The cost of medical treatment can be significant and add to the financial burden of a medical malpractice injury.
  • Your pain and suffering: The amount of pain and suffering from your injury can significantly impact your ability to work and earn an income.

Your compensation may also depend on those who depend on your ability to provide for loved ones who count on your support. We can help you seek the most favorable outcome possible for your situation.

Get A Free Consultation

If you have been injured by medical malpractice, the Wiseman Law Firm, PLLC, can help. We have the experience and resources to fight for your rights. Call 304-314-4768 to make an appointment in Parkersburg, West Virginia. We serve clients from across Wood County and the Mid-Ohio Valley. You can also use our online form to contact us online.