Medical professionals are often highly trained and very good at their jobs, but doctors and other health care providers are still people, and people can make mistakes. When medical providers make mistakes it can be extremely serious and you may need to seek the help of a medical malpractice lawyer like Howell and Christmas who serve the Lake City area. Common medical malpractice cases frequently involve:
- Operating on the wrong limb or body part
- Leaving medical instruments or gauze inside a person’s body after surgery
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Giving inaccurate dosage instructions
- Administering the wrong medication
- Failing to check for drug interactions
- Failing to properly diagnose a medical condition
- Failing to properly treat a medical condition
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of any of these common medical malpractice situations, you need to speak with an educated Lake City medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
Avoid Having a Medical Malpractice Case
As a patient, things go wrong for a number of reasons, but you may be able to avoid certain errors by being educated and advocating for yourself. In situations involving surgery, you want to make sure you know how to prepare for the surgery, you want to know what the risks are and how to properly recover from the surgery.
When a doctor prescribes medication for you or a loved one, you want to make sure that you remind your doctor of any other medication you are taking and ask about possible interactions and side effects. You also want to confirm the dosage instructions your medical provider gives you.
If you feel like your doctor isn’t properly treating your condition, if results from tests seem to be delayed, or you have question about your treatment protocol, you should speak up. By advocating for yourself, asking questions and seeking a second opinion you may be able to avoid a potentially serious medical malpractice situation.
Hiring a Lake City Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Howell & Christmas we work with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by medical malpractice. We can handle every stage of your case from investigation, negotiation and trial. Because we know how intimidating it can by trying to find a good attorney,we offer free consultations for all medical malpractice cases. Call us today to learn about our services and to discuss your case.