The Injury and Recovery Law Center
The practice of medicine has become increasingly complex during recent years. New medications and new surgical procedures are being introduced into the clinical landscape at a time when unfavorable economic conditions have frayed the patient’s safety net. Unfortunately, these circumstances have led to more frequent instances of Colorado medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by a healthcare professional in providing care outside normal standards of medical practice, leading to the injury or death of a patient. Because exact medical standards may vary by community and by type of healthcare provider, if you or someone you know has been harmed by medical malpractice in Colorado, you should contact a skilled Colorado personal injury attorney to assess the case and discuss available options.
Colorado Medical Malpractice may occur in various ways:
- Surgical errors, inappropriate procedures
- Medication errors
- Unethical conduct and inappropriate behavior
Surgical complications may arise even under the best of conditions. However, sometimes a serious complication is the result of a surgical error on the part of doctors or other staff. Such errors, although rare in Colorado hospitals and clinics, are quite serious and should be investigated carefully. At times, poor judgment on the part of a medical practitioner may lead to the ordering of an inappropriate medical or surgical procedure for a particular patient. Perhaps additional testing would have indicated the advantage of waiting before surgery, or the need for an altogether different sort of procedure.
Errors in prescribing or delivering medication can lead to serious consequences for patients. Whether the error is by type of medication, by amount of dosage, or by contraindication, it represents a breach in doctors’ and pharmacists’ protocol for ensuring medication safety.
The reasons behind any medication error must be thoroughly investigated to minimize the possibility of a recurrence of the incident. It may be necessary to use sophisticated analytical methods in order to discover the root of responsibility for a medication error. Fortunately, expert Colorado personal injury attorneys have the resources to dig deeply to discover and prove the causes of a medication error.
Unethical Conduct & Inappropriate Behavior
Sadly, patients are occasionally exposed to unethical or inappropriate conduct by the very professionals entrusted with their care. Medical professionals who take advantage of vulnerable patients or fail to respect patient boundaries present a hidden menace. Anyone who has been subjected to inappropriate behavior by a healthcare provider should seek the help of a Colorado personal injury attorney.
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If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed as the result of medical malpractice, we may be able to help. Setting up a free case consultation is easy. You can call our case hotline and speak with an available personal injury attorney, or you can contact us through the confidential email form on this webpage. No matter what method you are comfortable with, we are here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options for legal action and financial recovery. 1(800) 517-4439.