Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or provider is negligent with the treatment or provides substandard treatment which causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. Medical errors normally comprise the majority of medical malpractice claims. The error might have occurred because nothing was done or there was a negligent act.
Medical malpractice law takes patients to recover from any harms flowing from the substandard treatment. Healthcare professionals or providers are always liable for all harms caused to the patient. They are only legally liable for the harm developing from the deviation from the quality of care.
Medical professionals and doctors have a standard of care which they are professionally required to follow. Occasionally, they fail to follow the standard of care and the result can be medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is most often the consequence of an improper diagnosis or negligence during medical treatment. Unfortunately, this could cause further damage to the patient’s medical condition and regrettably lead to the patient’s death. The most frequently occurring medical malpractice claims concern the following:
Emergency Room Errors
Failure to Diagnose
Spinal Cord Injuries
Have you suffered medical malpractice and decided to do something about it? Has a family member suffered medical malpractice and needs legal assistance?
If you have been a victim or a loved one has suffered medical malpractice, call Chelpaty Law Office and we will discuss your case. As a Southern New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorney, I have the resources and experience to hold a company and doctors accountable. I will fight for you and your family to be certain that you received the necessary care and compensation you need to live a normal life.
Tim Chelpaty is a distinguished member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and is a bilingual lawyer who can help with your malpractice case. Serving the Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Silver City, Tularosa, Ruidoso, and Deming area for over 20 years.
Daily, senior citizens confront problems with nursing home neglect. There is a trusted relationship that exists between nursing homes and the residents who are disabled or unable to care for themselves. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the nursing home to provide senior citizens with competent care which they are entitled to in their final years.
There are several different ways of nursing home neglect. Nursing home neglect occurs in the following ways: bad hygiene, bed sores, dehydration, malnutrition, signs of strangulation, injuries with restraint marks and unexplained fracture. These include physical abuse when the caregiver subjects the resident to deliberate harm. Substandard living conditions, which include toilets and showers, are also part of nursing home neglect. Frequently, caregivers overly sedate the seniors. Any sedation which exceeds the normal requirements is also part of nursing home neglect.
Skilled nursing homes, which hold themselves out to be a skilled facility, have greater liability to the residents. Therefore, there are many instances where medical malpractice occurs with nursing home residents. Importantly, family members, who regularly visit nursing home residents, need to be assured they are not neglected or abused.
Selecting the right lawyer for a nursing home neglect case is very important because the lawyer knows how to investigate any potential claims. If you have a loved one who suffered due to negligence while lresiding in an assisted liv ing facility, contact the law offices of Tim Chelpaty today!
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Las Cruces, NM 88005
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