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Medical malpractice occurs when health care professionals make a mistake that harms a patient they’re supposed to help. Even the smallest medical errors can have disastrous consequences. While medical malpractice can be a deliberate act, like amputating a healthy limb, it is often also a failure to act, such as not sanitizing equipment well or not diagnosing a deadly disease. Other common types of medical malpractice include:
Delay or failure in diagnosing a time-sensitive or serious disease
Failure to properly treat a disease
Botched surgeries or incorrect doses of anesthesia
Failure to care for a pregnant woman and her baby properly
Prescribing the wrong medication
In addition to the emotional and quality-of-life injuries that medical malpractice can cause, it can often be very expensive. A severe injury can put an individual out of work, require multiple surgeries, or require years of physical therapy. Permanent disabilities or disfigurement also affect the victim’s future. When medical professionals commit malpractice, the patients who trusted them end up dead, permanently disabled, or living with a significantly reduced quality of life.
Careless doctors can and should be held responsible for their negligent actions. Victims of medical malpractice may be able to recover the following:
Past and future medical expenses
Lost job earnings
Compensation for permanent disfigurement
Compensation for permanent disability
Loss of companionship
Other costs caused by medical negligence
If you need help, trust the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral.
The attorneys at Amos & Kapral fight for full compensation for your injuries -- or for the loss of a loved one --- and will not rest until every avenue for success and recovery is pursued.
We have offices in Hickory, NC and Boone, NC and represent clients throughout North Carolina.
Call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral toll-free at (866) 720-5777 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
The content of this page is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney regarding your potential medical malpractice claim, as every situation is unique.