Medical Malpractice

We represent people seriously injured as a result of medical negligence all over eastern North Carolina.

The practice of medicine is a highly technical field, and most ordinary people are unaware of the current state-of-the-art procedures that their situation calls for. Skilled medical practitioners have access to background information that most patients do not. If a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon fails to follow the appropriate guidelines, or if insurance company pressure results in inadequate care, you could be put at unnecessary risk that may result in injuries that could have been avoided. However, many people are unaware that they may have been the victim of medical malpractice.

medical-malpractice-lawsuitIf you or a family member have any reason to believe that you’ve been harmed by medical malpractice by a doctor, hospital, or otherwise qualified medical professional, you need to reach out today. Our attorneys can guide you through all of the confusing steps following an injury due to medical negligence. All of our attorneys take a personal interest in each family or person we represent, we are here to see that you get the best possible outcome for yourself.

This track record of successful medical malpractice litigation also enables us to efficiently assemble panels of professional witnesses, investigate lengthy medical files, and construct thorough and complete estimates of damages. At Mast Firm, your medical malpractice claim will receive personal and individualized attention; our medical malpractice attorneys can pursue your case aggressively while you and your family can concentrate on recuperating. Our goal is to serve the best interests of our clients, and we want our clients to bring their future legal needs to our attention.

What is Medical Malpractice?

medical negligenceHospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers in the Johnston County and Wake County areas have a certain level of legal responsibility to follow the best-recognized standards of care when in charge of your health. Malpractice, to put it simply, occurs when one of these entities delivers substandard care, which results in injury or harm to a patient. Many people don’t know that they’ve truly been a victim of medical malpractice until an independent investigation has been carried out. Often confronting doctors and healthcare professionals directly is not the best choice. They are not likely to acknowledge that they made an error and will feed you confusing explanations for doing so, ultimately just leaving you with even more questions.

Common Types of Medical Negligence We See

Injuries that result from medical malpractice can come in all shapes and sizes. From emergency rooms to delivery rooms and surgery wards, nobody is immune to making mistakes in situations as high pressure as healthcare.

  • Surgical Injuries: Just because of the sheer volume of surgical operations done every year in the US. Injuries can be caused by materials like sponges and other surgical tools left inside the patient’s body cavity after surgery, distortions in the view of a laparoscopic surgery cause other organs and tissue to be cut, the scariest one of all is the fact that even with all the safeguards we have in place, surgeries are often performed on the wrong body part much more frequently than they should be.
  • Errors with Medication: Errors in dispersing and prescribing medications lead to several deaths and injuries yearly for patients. The most common causes here are prescriptions written completely illegible, general miscommunication or something as simple as unclear abbreviations. It’s important that medication only be used as needed and taken exactly as directed.
  • Failure to diagnose and treat in a timely manner: Doctors missing diagnoses on serious conditions leads to a large number of preventable deaths every year. Sometimes this will occur because your doctor ordered the wrong tests to be done or didn’t read or communicate the results. This can be anything from a stroke to cancer.
  • Errors with Anesthesia: Many modern-day surgeries couldn’t be performed without the aid of anesthesia, it keeps the patient from experiencing any pain or discomfort during surgery. During surgery, the anesthesiologist has to closely monitor all vital signs to ensure the patient is progressing well. Errors with dosage can easily cause paralysis, heart attacks, brain injuries, and even death.

If you suspect that you or a loved one may have suffered injury due to medical negligence, you can either fill out our online form, or call our Smithfield, North Carolina office at (919) 934-6187, or toll free at (800) 280-6676. or our Cleveland/Garner office at (919) 661-2005  for a confidential consultation.

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