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"Medical malpractice" is a legal term that is used to describe some form of negligence or misconduct on the part of a medical professional, when this causes injury to a patient. The injury may be physical and/or emotional in nature and is caused due to the doctor or hospital's failure to provide a level of care in accordance with current medical standards. Medical malpractice may occur at any stage in patient care: diagnosis, treatment, preoperative care, or postoperative care. Following are some basic examples of medical malpractice:

  • A doctor not fully reviewing a patient's medical history and therefore administering or prescribing the wrong medication.
  • A pharmacy dispensing the wrong prescription or the wrong dosage amount.
  • A surgeon operating on the wrong body part.
  • A nurse failing to provide proper postoperative care to a patient recovering from surgery.
  • An obstetrician failing to recommend or perform a c-section in time, causing undue complications or injury during childbirth.

The possibilities of circumstances, actions or omissions that may result in medical malpractice and serious injury to a patient are virtually endless. Regardless of what injury you suffered or what situation led to your injuries, a San Jose medical malpractice attorney at Accident Lawyers may be able to help. We recommend that you call us today at 800-670-8142 to get more information about your case and your legal right to financial compensation.

Financial Damages for San Jose Medical Malpractice Claims

The money that may be awarded in a medical malpractice claim will vary in regard to the extent of injury the patient suffered, as well as exactly the circumstances that led to the patient's injuries. However, an injured patient may be able to recover the following damages from the responsible hospital or doctor: medical care, future medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and possibly more.

To talk about your case and your right to financial damages, contact a San Jose medical malpractice lawyer at our law firm today.