When you go to a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic or other health care facility for routine care, illness or injury, you have the right to be treated according to the proper standard of medical care. You have a right to expect the health care professionals to listen to your concerns or complaints, perform a thorough physical examination and run the proper tests to determine a diagnosis and whether you need treatment or further testing. Proper standard of medical can also include preventive medicine or care to maintain your health and prevent disease.
Healthcare providers should review your family, medical, and social history, and perform a physical exam and any tests necessary to protect your health. It’s always better to catch conditions, such as cancer or diabetes, before they become serious or life threatening. When health professionals fail to order the right diagnostic tests, fail to accurately diagnosis a condition or fail to recommend proper treatment, this can make the difference between life and death.
If a healthcare provider fails to follow the applicable standard of care, they are negligent and may be held liable for the wrongful death or personal injuries caused by their negligence or malpractice. If you or a member of your family believes that they have been wrongfully injured or if a loved one has died through medical malpractice, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin, LLC.