Bleeding and Medical Negligence Claims
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on January 08, 2013
The loss of blood is an ever-present risk of any major surgery. However, medical professionals such as surgeons, nurses, and emergency room personnel are extensively trained in how to handle emergencies that arise during surgical and other treatments. No surgery is guaranteed to be successful; risks are inevitable. When a patient is unduly harmed by the failure of medical professionals to respond properly or in a timely fashion to an emergency such as excessive bleeding, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
More commonly, medical malpractice claims arise from a failure to diagnose or respond in a timely and proper fashion to internal bleeding. Bleeding of the brain and abdomen are particularly - and tragically - common. Likewise, a failure of medical professionals to monitor internal bleeding can result in serious injury or death.
At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our Provo medical malpractice attorneys know precisely how to build and present the strongest cases possible on behalf of patients and their families. If you or a member of your family has been harmed, or if someone you love has suffered a wrongful death, due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, we can help. At our law firm serving Provo, bleeding cases are handled with great diligence. We will use all of the resources at our disposal, including reputable medical experts, to make sure that you receive the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.
A Reasonable Standard of Care
Not all instances in which patients suffer injury or death while in the care of a healthcare professional constitute medical malpractice. For instance, some types of internal bleeding produce few or no symptoms until irreparable damage has been done, and no medical professionals could be expected to diagnose such cases. In order to have a viable medical malpractice claim, there must be evidence that a physician, surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, emergency room staff member, or other healthcare provider failed to act as a reasonable and competent peer would under the same circumstances.
Our personal injury lawyers in Provo are able to prove negligence by collecting medical records, securing the testimony of respected healthcare experts, and reconstructing the events that led up to the injury or death. We are consistently able to demonstrate how and when a medical professional or multiple professionals failed in their duty to provide care of a reasonable standard in bleeding cases.
Damages in Bleeding Cases
In most bleeding cases handled by our medical malpractice attorneys in Provo, medical negligence settlements can be achieved before cases go to trial. Whether a claim is settled out of court or via jury verdict, our attorneys fight for the full amount of damages to which our clients are entitled. Common damages awarded in cases arising from internal or excessive bleeding include medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other losses and expenses. In wrongful death cases, funeral costs and future expenses and losses can also be obtained.
Contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC
To schedule an evaluation of your bleeding medical malpractice claim, please contact our personal injury law firm in Provo today.
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