Medical providers, like others, make mistakes. Although they may not intend to do so, these mistakes can have serious and grave results for the victims. This means not only physical suffering but also serious financial strain in the future. And to make matters worse, North Carolina laws strongly favor medical providers over injured victims. Call us if you want an honest evaluation of your possible medical malpractice claim. The following is a list of examples of cases we review:
Misdiagnosis / Failure or Delay to Diagnose
A medical mistake can include the failure to correctly identify your medical issue in a timely manner. And sometimes, this type of failure results in serious or deadly effects. Contact us if you believe you suffered harm because your medical provider failed to properly diagnose or delayed in your diagnosis.
Surgical errors can cause long term suffering and loss. Despite detailed rules and guidelines, mistakes occur. When they do, you will need experts to review the case and provide an opinion or opinions about what went wrong. Not every mistake is malpractice. Contact us to find out if your surgical error might constitute malpractice under North Carolina law.
Child birth is a complicated process. It starts with prenatal care and continues to delivery and beyond. Mistakes can occur anywhere along this process. Birthing injuries can occur to both the mother and the child. These injuries can have long lasting effects. ER Law will evaluate your case and guide you through pursuing a child birth malpractice case.
Defective Medical Devices and Drugs
Manufacturers of harmful medical devices or prescription drugs can be held accountable for their mistakes. These mistakes may be a device’s failure to do what it was designed to do, the misuse of the product or the failure to warn of side effects. These cases are often consolidated in one Federal Court nationwide. Contact us today to know your rights about pursuing manufacturers of harmful drugs and devices.
Nursing Home Negligence
Families entrust nursing homes, assisted living and rehabilitation facilities with the care of their loved ones. These facilities should not harm our loved ones of make our loved ones worse off. Because these facilities are under pressure to make profit for their corporate entities, they can neglect, exploit and fail to care for their residents. Some examples include:
Neglect of Basic Needs
If your loved one is malnourished, dehydrated or suffers injury from repeated falls, the facility is likely failing to do its job. Similarly, living in an unsafe or unsanitary environment is unacceptable. Call us today if your loved one suffered one of these or another condition in a facility that should have provided basic human needs.
Medical and Personal Hygiene Neglect
Our elderly are vulnerable to things that are unimaginable to us. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are supposed to provide medical care and hygiene to our loved ones. When these facilities fail to provide medical and hygiene care properly, our loved ones can be harmed. These failures can lead to medical issues such as infections or bedsores. Call us if your loved one contracted infections, suffered bed sores or suffered other hygiene concerns at their facility.
Too often abusers get a free pass from an employer or organization to gain access to their victims. Institutional abuse occurs when an employer, organization or facility fails to protect its clients, members, children, or the elderly from an abuser. Or when any similar group creates an environment that allows an abuser to go unnoticed, undisciplined or without prosecution. Call us today if you are seeking advice related to any kind of institutional abuse.