Medical negligence on the part of physicians, nursing homes, and hospitals can result in lifelong injuries and even death. At Owens, Mixon & Heller, we can prosecute your medical malpractice claim against health care providers for giving substandard care or negligence in performing surgical procedures. If medical malpractice has occurred, we will seek appropriate compensation for your injuries, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Since doctors and other health professionals are held to a high standard of care, a poor medical outcome is not necessarily an indication of medical malpractice. However, a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical mistake, failure to act in a timely manner, or other negligent act that results in errors in medical care may constitute a failure to meet the standard of care to which health professionals are held.
Medical malpractice is defined by the carelessness or failure of a physician or other healthcare professional to properly treat a medical need or neglects entirely to treat a medical condition. This negligence can result in a new, and sometimes more serious, injury to the patient.