Medical malpractice can have many negative effects on a person. Some may disappear over time, while others may be permanent. For the patient who suffered an injury and was a victim of medical malpractice in addition, this is a dream turned into a nightmare.
Many people are victims of medical malpractice. It has become so common that on average, 7 people are victims of medical malpractice on a daily basis in the United States.
If you or your loved one are suffering as a result of medical malpractice, you should contact Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers today. Our attorneys will help you fight the negligent party legally, and bring them to justice.
Here are some of the destructive effects which can result from medical malpractice.
If a mother is not cared for while in the hospital, her baby may be the one suffering the consequences of medical malpractice. Any mistake made by the surgeons, or the doctors delivering the baby will change a baby’s life, and not for the good. There are approximately 10,800 babies being born in the United States every day, and about 3 percent of them are born with a birth defect which resulted from medical malpractice.
If an individual is prescribed a wrong type of medication for their condition, it may affect their fertility. As a result, the person may become infertile, and never have children.
When a person is not fully treated, they may receive a chronic injury. This can result in chronic pain, which can definitely change a person’s life. No money in the world can change that once the mistake is done. However, fair compensation can help a person can proper help and some treatment. This is why it is important to act immediately following a medical malpractice case. Simply reach out to our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Philadelphia, and ask for representation and help in obtaining your medical malpractice compensation. Our attorneys will take care of the rest, and help you secure a substantial compensation.
During surgery, a surgeon may damage a patient’s spine and leave a patient permanently disabled. And even though these types of accidents are extremely rare, they happen and when they do, someone’s life is ruined. Compensation for disability is worth several million dollars.
Increased Medical Expenses
Sometimes a patient is required to pay more for another person’s mistake. For example, a doctor prescribing several antibiotics and drugs, a few which are completely unnecessary for the patient. Or, being misdiagnosed and having to pay for all the wrong drugs and medication, only to later find out. Taking the wrong medication can alter a person, change their behavior, their hormones and even cause additional damage to a person’s liver, stomach, teeth, and stomach in general.
Other consequences of medical malpractices may include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of opportunity
- Lost wages
- Loss of employment
Be sure to talk to our attorneys as soon as you are able to, and file a claim on time.