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Medical Errors

You have the right to justice after a medical professional's mistake

Any medical procedure comes with some inherent risk. However, it is the responsibility of health care professionals and institutions to take all reasonable steps to prevent errors and minimize risk. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers fail in that responsibility, inflicting harm upon the very people they are supposed to heal.

Medical errors can turn routine procedures into life-threatening situations. They violate the trust that was put into a licensed professional and credentialed institution or practice. Errors such as the wrong procedure being performed, the wrong medicines being prescribed or carelessness during the procedure can lead to devastating outcomes.

Our attorneys have the experience and commitment needed to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligence. We can handle all of the following cases:

Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and their attorneys will do everything in their power to keep you from getting the compensation you need. We'll thoroughly investigate the medical facility and all relevant records to prove that you were injured due to negligence. Our attorneys will hit hard in negotiations and work to stay a step ahead as we fight to bring you justice.

For decades, our attorneys at the Law Offices of James Morris have been holding negligent medical professionals accountable and getting injured patients the help they need to move forward. Contact us today at (800) 477-9044 for a free consultation.

LASIK Errors

In recent years, LASIK surgery has become more widely accepted, even in young patients or patients with relatively minor vision problems. The increasing number of procedures has led to an increasing number of LASIK errors, some even leading to blindness. Even in cases where the patient retains sight, these errors can have serious consequences.

Because vision is such a critical part of everyday life, the consequences of a LASIK error can go far beyond the cost of medical bills. You may be unable to work, drive or care for dependents. Our attorneys will argue your case and get you all of the compensation you need to move on despite those changes.

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Surgical Errors

Because surgical procedures are so invasive, errors can lead to truly debilitating injuries. Among the most common factors involved in surgical errors are:

  • Improper sterilization of equipment;
  • Improper administration/monitoring of anesthesia;
  • Operating on the wrong patient;
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body (left versus right arm, for instance).

While the outcome of a surgical error is often easy to see, determining responsibility is not always simple. Factors to consider include medical records, patient intake procedures, and notes from referring physicians to the surgical practice. Additionally, many health care professionals work in the operating room on each procedure. Our attorneys will get to the bottom of your surgical error case and hold those parties responsible.

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Pharmacy Errors

Anyone prescribed a drug needs the correct medication in the correct dosage to avoid serious side effects. The most egregious pharmacy errors are those in which the wrong medicine is dispensed - which can cause injury via the effects of the original, untreated condition or from the unanticipated side effects caused by the incorrect medicine. Even when a pharmacy dispenses the correct medicine, an incorrect dosage can lead to disastrous health effects. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to medication errors.

Proving that a pharmacy did in fact commit an error - and following the chain of events that led to it - can be difficult. You'll need a veteran attorney from the Law Offices of James Morris to sort through the paperwork and hold the responsible pharmacist or prescriber accountable.

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Negligent Administration of Drugs

Even when no pharmacy error is involved, a patient can be injured by medications if the health care professional responsible for administering the drugs does so without exercising reasonable care and caution. For instance, a doctor may fail to find out what other medications the patient is taking, leading to harmful interactions. Doctors also sometimes prescribe medications in unapproved and negligent ways; for instance, prescribing a drug for long-term use when it is only approved for short-term use.

In order to hold healthcare providers accountable for negligent administration of drugs, our attorneys will follow the paper trail and uncover any relevant evidence.

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Negligent Nursing Services

Nursing services may be offered in the patient's home, in a medical center or hospital, in a doctor's office or in an extended care or nursing home facility. In each instance, the level of training and expertise of the nurse will vary depending on the degree of care that the patient is receiving. However, every level of nursing license carries certain responsibilities.

Some examples of negligent nursing:

  • A surgical nurse may contribute to a surgical error;
  • A unit nurse may deliver a hospital patient the wrong medication;
  • An individual responsible for monitoring residents in a nursing home may fail to prevent a fall-down injury.

Liability for negligent nursing may fall on a nurse or on the hospital or medical facility for inadequate training or supervision. If you were injured due to a nurse's negligence, our attorneys will build you a case and help you seek justice.

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