Accidents and medical emergencies can happen anywhere. A car accident on a Chicago freeway may send a person to the hospital with serious injuries or a heart attack at home may require a person to be taken to the emergency room by rescue personnel. When a person suffers from an injury or ailment that requires swift attention, getting the right medical treatment can be paramount to that person’s recovery.
Though medical emergencies can force doctors and hospital staff members to make quick decisions about how best to serve suffering patients, those medical providers are required to utilize reasonable care when it comes to proffering diagnoses and treatments. A careless assessment or misdiagnosis may lead a patient to suffer a worsened condition or to miss an opportunity to gain significant improvements in the person’s condition. In a worst-case scenario, failures on the part of medical personnel may cost emergency patients their lives.
Like individuals who suffer harm from non-emergency medical procedures, people who are harmed by bad emergency treatment may have rights to compensation based on legal claims of malpractice. The realm of medical malpractice law exists to provide people who have suffered losses due to the negligence of medical practitioners with a means to seek compensation for their harm.
The attorneys of the law firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish represent victims in medical malpractice cases. Whether those individuals experienced losses based on emergency or non-emergency medical care, they are entitled to pursue their legal rights and to be made whole after receiving detrimental medical treatment. To learn more about civil claims based on medical malpractice and how the law firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish can help, please visit the firm’s website.