Articles Tagged with medication errors

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the medical condition improves before the hearing?”

When you go to the doctor or enter the hospital you expect professional care to help you feel better. Unfortunately, physicians and other medical professionals make mistakes from time to time. While most mistakes are minor and do not cause serious harm, sometimes an error can result in a severe injury. A negligent doctor should be held accountable when they cause harm to a patient. Medical mistakes are among the top five causes of death in the United States. If you or a loved one was harmed due to a mistake made by a medical professional, you may be owed compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will help determine whether a mistake was made and help you receive compensation from the negligent party.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I have to sign a release allowing the insurance company to get my medical records?”

Everyone has heard horror stories of what can go wrong in surgeries. These tales often involve scalpels or bandages left behind inside a patient’s body or amputation of the wrong appendage. Though these mistakes are gruesome and terrible, they’re also fairly rare occurrences. Though medication errors may not be nearly as attention getting as some of the more extreme examples of medical malpractice, experts say they present a far greater danger to patients, occurring with alarming regularity and potentially causing serious damage when the mistakes do occur.

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