Medical malpractice attorneys know that medical errors can occur in hospitals, clinics, your doctor’s office, nursing home or in any other setting where medical care is provided. Medical errors can be made in the diagnosis process, during surgery, while administering medication or interpreting lab reports. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one in seven Medicare patients in a hospital experiences a medical error. Many of the mistakes made are a result of poor communication and are preventable. The best way to avoid an error is to be proactive and remain involved throughout the treatment process.
Having surgery can be frightening. Fear of a mistake can make the process even more stressful. The following steps can help to reduce the chance of a medical error involving a surgical procedure.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving medical errors. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring that you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries as a result of a medical error or any other type of negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.