It's scary to find out that a newborn is dealing with medical issues, and it's frustrating when doctors and nurses are seemingly keeping you in the dark. While it's good to put your trust in medical facilities, one word will help you remember to keep your wits about you when interacting with hospitals and doctors: liability.
Liability & Patient Care
When doctors take on patients, they take on a "duty of care." Duty of care is the idea that medical professionals are responsible for their patients' health, which means they are liable for any mistakes they make. When a doctor is liable for a mistake, the injured patient can sue the doctor for failing to uphold the duty of care.
As you can see, liability is a big deal, and some doctors will try to avoid responsibility by hiding their mistakes. However, an award-winning medical malpractice attorney can use legal means to get the truth about a newborn's medical issues.
A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
Although some newborn's medical issues just happen, others are latent birth injuries resulting from medical practitioners' negligence. As doctors and care groups attempt to cover up their mistakes, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can read between the lines and get the truth.
There is no guarantee that your newborn's medical issues stem from medical malpractice, but Angel Law can examine the facts of your case to determine if it's worth looking into at a deeper level. Our firm offers free case evaluations, which means an initial meeting is nothing but beneficial.
Ready to get answers? Call (503) 862-8666 now for a free consultation for your case.