How Do I Know If My Medical Treatment Was Improper?

April 21, 2014

Getting medical treatment like going to a hospital for surgery is never a relaxing experience. When we are under anesthesia, we are trusting in our doctor to have the skill and expertise necessary to heal us and keep us safe. Because of this, any improper treatment, like medical malpractice can be mortifying.

Annually, there are thousands of people who are injured or killed by improper medical treatment. If you or a family member have had improper medical treatment, you should talk with our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Please call 1-800-529-6600.

What Is Improper Treatment?

It is commonly accepted that improper medical treatment occurs when a doctor or other medical professional either provides incorrect treatment or handles a patient’s condition ineffectively. Improper treatment may include a number of negative effects.

Examples of improper treatment include:

  • Not monitoring the patient adequately during surgery
  • Objects left in the body during an operation
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or over-prescribing a correct medication
  • Performing an unnecessary procedure or operation
  • Improper pre- and post-operative care

Most surgeons are careful, capable and competent professionals. However, mistakes do sometimes occur and then they do, they can have devastating lasting, even lethal, consequences for patients. Our medical malpractice attorneys can evaluate your case with a free medical malpractice consultation in Pennsylvania.

If you are looking for an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in the Philadelphia or Allentown, PA area, please contact Wapner Newman today for your free initial assessment. Or, call 1-800-529-6600.