It is every person’s right to assume that the care provided by medical professionals meets a certain minimum standard. If any form of negligence exists, a case of medical malpractice may be present. Tyson Mutrux with Mutrux Finney, P.C. is an experienced medical malpractice attorney that is ready to fight for the just compensation that you deserve.
Although medical malpractice laws are designed to protect patients’ rights to pursue compensation if they are injured as the result of negligence, lawsuits are often complex and costly to win. If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim, it is important to consult with Mutrux Finney, P.C. who can help you determine whether your claim is worth pursuing.
Every year in the U.S., nearly 200,000 people die as a result of medical malpractice. As many as 98,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors in hospitals alone. Compound this number with the unreported mistakes made in other healthcare settings (physicians’ offices, urgent care centers, nursing homes, pharmacies and home care) and the magnitude of medical malpractice becomes staggering.
Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals have a responsibility to provide their patients with competent and appropriate medical care. Legally, though, healthcare professionals are only required to give a standard of care that is ordinary or normal. Some of the most common ways that medical malpractice occurs is through failure or errors in timely diagnosis and ordering appropriate treatment, ordering necessary tests and proper medication, consulting with specialists, and surgical procedures.
There are several forms of damages that Tyson Mutrux and Mutrux Finney, P.C. can help you recover in a medical malpractice award: economic damages (for lost wages or medical expenses), non-economic damages (for pain and suffering), or punitive damages (to punish reckless behavior). You may also receive compensation for future medical expenses and loss of future earnings.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s medical negligence, call Tyson Mutrux of Mutrux Finney, P.C. immediately at no cost or obligation to you. In some instances, we can have someone meet you at your house the same day.