When people seek medical care, they are entrusting their health and safety to medical professionals. Most patients are not knowledgeable about medicine and trust that their doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other licensed healthcare providers will properly tend to their medical needs. Medical professionals who are responsible for the health of their patients have a legal obligation to provide care that meets accepted medical standards. In the vast majority of instances, patients do receive good care. However, when medical professionals do not meet their professional responsibilities, such as by failing to order tests, committing surgical errors, missing a diagnosis, delaying treatment, or prescribing improper medications, among other acts, they violate their obligations to their patients.
If a medical professional fails to provide care within accepted medical standards, that is a form of negligence called “medical malpractice.” If the patient suffers significant injury or death, than the patient or the patient’s heirs may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice cases are complex because of the intersection of medicine and law. In Massachusetts, and in most other states, there is a specific body of law that pertains to medical malpractice claims. Attorneys handling these types of cases must be familiar with both the law and medicine that pertains to the case. For these reasons, it is critical that a victim who is injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligence retain a knowledgeable and skilled attorney with experience in handling these cases. Attorney Dalsey understands the complexity of medical malpractice cases, who routinely consult with physicians and nurses to determine the exact cause of his clients’ injuries to achieve the best results for each and every client.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of medical malpractice, Attorney Dalsey, can offer the experience and skill necessary to provide you with sound advice on how to protect your legal rights. Contact John F. Dalsey attorney today, to discuss your legal options.
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