What should you do if you fear medical errors occurred with a loved one?
The Omaha medical malpractice attorney should have access to the nurses as well doctors who have many years’ experience in prescribing and administering medication in the medical facilities. These healthcare professional help the attorney to determine the cause of your medication error. We help you determine whether doctor or the pharmacist was negligent. This can be because they didn’t read the medical chart well, or they supplied the incorrect dosage. After we have established where the fault is we help you seek legal recourse so as to be compensated for the damages.
Any patient who suffers an injury because of the medication error has a right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, as the patient you should know that not all the complication or mistakes require legal action. For the malpractice claim to be valid, we need the negligence to be directly responsible for the injury. The plaintiff needs to prove that;
- Duty of Care: the healthcare provider has the obligation to their patients to behave in a certain professional manner. The duty of care applies to all healthcare providers as well as physicians. It is their duty to make sure you are well taken care of, you know whether you have allergies and also be aware of any drugs you may be taking at the time.
- Breach of Duty: When the healthcare provider does not perform as expected this becomes a breach of duty. If the healthcare provider negligence leads to injury or the sickness of the patient, they become liable. If they also fail to find out about the patient’s allergies or the prescription the patient is on, they are liable.
- Damages: the injury on the patient must be either the emotional damage or the economic damage. The economic damages may include the lost wages and the medical bills. The patients who have suffered long lasting effects are given compensation for pain.