Doctors and nurses have a crucial responsibility to every patient they see to provide the proper care while also minimizing treatment-related risks or mistakes as much as possible. If a patient isn’t given the right treatment or care isn’t administered correctly, it is highly possible that the patient may develop very serious health consequences as a result, something which can put a considerable physical, emotional, and financial burden on a patient.
Unfortunately, patients endure significant and burdensome health problems due to receiving improper treatment much too often. For a variety of reasons, from being overworked to administrative issues, medical professionals often engage in negligent practices that result in a patient not receiving the proper treatment they need. In such a situation, the doctor, nurse, or other medical practitioner responsible may be held accountable for their errors.
The Cost of Improper Treatment
Health concerns resulting from improper treatment can be very troubling, in some cases causing a need for extensive additional care. These consequences may include the following:
- Immediate need for the proper care, as the original condition may worsen over time
- Follow-up care to address injuries caused by improper treatment
- Permanent scarring from wrongful care
- Possible tissue, organ, or limb loss if the wrong course of treatment is followed
- Emotional trauma from ongoing medical needs that could have been avoided
The physical and emotional damage from a medical mistake can prove immense. Likewise, the financial impact of these mistakes can devastate a patient’s household, making recovery even more difficult for a patient and their family.
Sustaining an injury or health problem at the hands of a negligent medical professional can cause a number of burdens, which you, as a wronged patient, shouldn’t have to shoulder on your own. With the help of an attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, you and/or your family may be able to obtain financial compensation for your losses by holding the medical professional responsible for the improper treatment liable. Learn more about your legal options in-depth today by calling 513-321-7733.