Substandard medical care is all too prevalent in hospitals and health facilities today. In fact, according to one study, patients in the United States are receiving substandard health care about half of the time Substandard medical care generally consists of the lack of preventative care or incorrect or unnecessary medical care.
The Chicago substandard medical care attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have years of experience helping the victims of substandard medical care recover for their injuries and financial losses. If you or a loved one has been the victim of substandard medical care, contact the Chicago medical malpractice law firm of Ankin Law Offices to learn more about a possible medical malpractice claim.
Liability for Substandard Medical Care
Doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers are required to provide a certain standard of medical care. Negligent conduct and the failure to adhere to generally accepted medical practices may impose liability on the doctor, nurse or healthcare provider for any injuries or death that occurs as a result of the substandard medical care delivered to the patient.
In order to proceed with a medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff must show the court that the health care provider failed to adhere to accepted medical practices and that the patient suffered an injury because of the health care provider’s actions (or inactions).
Common Types of Substandard Medical Care
Substandard medical care can occur in a number of medical situations and settings. Some common types of substandard medical care include:
- Diagnostic Errors
- Obstetrical Negligence
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Drug Reactions
- Adverse Drug Interactions
- Emergency Room Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Anesthesia Errors
- Hospital Malpractice
How Ankin Law Offices Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered from substandard medical care, you have legal rights and remedies. Contact the skilled Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to learn more about a medical malpractice claim due to substandard medical care.
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