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Why are medical malpractice cases hard to pinpoint?

Louisiana residents like you trust your medical professionals, often with your life. It makes sense that emotions run deep when anything goes wrong. Schwalben Law Firm is here to help explain what medical malpractice is, as well as why it can be hard to pin something down as the result of malpractice.

First of all, medical malpractice is a blanket term used to refer to any action that does not meet the standards of healthcare in a given hospital, city, state, or so on. This is a rather broad definition and encompasses many different scenarios. For example, medical malpractice can be the failure to diagnose an illness in time to properly treat it. It can also be a pharmacist misreading a doctor's handwriting and giving you the wrong prescription.

While the broad definition can sometimes work to your benefit, it can also be detrimental. For example, it can be hard to tell what's the result of malpractice and what is simply the result of the risks of any given operation or procedure. A doctor or surgeon can follow all of the standards and still experience an undesirable outcome. Pinpointing whether or not that outcome was a result of the medical staff not following procedures properly can be difficult.

If you believe that you have suffered through a case of medical malpractice, or believe malpractice had something to do with the outcome of your procedure, consider contacting us for further guidance. You can also take a look at our page on medical malpractice, linked here, to read up on other cases like yours.


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