Medical Mistakes Are Far Too Common

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Personal InjuryIt happens all too often. Someone goes to the hospital for treatment, is given the attention he needs, is doing better, and then all of a sudden he is not doing so well. Whether intended or not, medical mistakes can not be fully prevented.

Sometimes the reason is unavoidable. Other times, the reason is because of something which was done wrong.

Medical malpractice insurance is insurance doctors and hospitals purchase so that when those avoidable things happen, they will be covered. Once in a while, there may be a misdiagnosis in St. Petersburg, just as well as anywhere else. That can cause problems because then the wrong treatment will be given, and may end up causing even more problems. Sometimes there is a mistake made while a doctor is performing surgery. Those medical mistakes are very costly, occasionally even to the point of death.

There was one case where someone was having a biopsy of the lining of the stomach, and the doctor somehow left a hole which caused major problems. When the problem was found, it was too late. A major infection had set in, and the woman died a few days later.

Another example would be a young woman who was diagnosed with an allergy to a common protein. She changed her diet, eliminated many things from her diet, and began losing weight she could not afford to lose. She ate this way for a year, and was feeling even more ill towards the end of the year. She was tested again, by a different doctor, and found out that she was not allergic, but actually had Lyme disease. She is now recovering, but has gone through a lot of physical changes which were totally unnecessary, and all because of a misdiagnosis.

In the Saint Petersburg and surrounding Florida areas, there are lawyers who can help you determine whether or not you have a medical malpractice case which deserves to be given some attention. You can consult with a personal injury attorney, at no cost, and find out if you have reason to proceed with a case.

Health problems are difficult enough without the added stress of more problems because something was either misdiagnosed, overlooked, or a misstep was performed during a procedure. You have medical expenses already. If you have a doctor in St. Petersburg who has made mistakes in any of these areas, you may be entitled to more than having those additional medical expenses covered.

You may be able to receive damages to cover the expenses initially outlaid when you first went to the doctor, all the medical attention you have received since the problem was intensified by a mistake or neglect, all money lost from losing work and losing wages, all bills accrued during your recovery time, and even financial help for all the pain and suffering you have undergone because of the additional problems.

The only way you can really know if you have an option to get help with the problems you have had because of medical mistakes or neglect by a doctor, is to speak with a personal injury attorney in Saint Petersburg who specializes in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Don’t be a victim any longer. Take your options seriously if you think you may have been involved in medical malpractice, and talk to a good lawyer.