Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice: It's More Common than You May Think
Medical malpractice can occur in many different forms, and happens whenever a doctor, nurse or medical specialist fails to exercise the level of care, skill, or diligence expected from people working within the medical profession. A 2012 report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that medical treatment errors, surgical errors and other mistakes made by medical professionals providing healthcare to Medicare patients are reported by hospitals in only 14% of cases. That means that about 86% of medical malpractice events go unreported. If you believe that you or your loved one has been the victim of a medical error, it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately.
Salt Lake City medical malpractice cases arise from a variety of negligent, reckless, and intentional conduct by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. The most common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Lack of informed consent
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Errors in prenatal diagnostic testing
- Failing to inform the patient of all available treatments
- Continuing a treatment that has proven to be ineffective
Robert B. Sykes & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience helping victims of medical malpractice get the justice and compensation they deserve for these and other errors committed by medical professionals.
Proving Medical Malpractice Requires the Assistance of an Experienced Attorney
Robert Sykes is a Salt Lake City medical malpractice attorney who knows the many obstacles to proving negligence in medical malpractice cases. His firm will provide a thorough evaluation of all aspects of your case to ensure that no evidence is missed and that the responsible parties are brought to justice. In addition, Robert B. Sykes & Associates, P.C. can locate the appropriate experts to testify on your behalf. Visit our contact us page or call us at 801.533.0222 today for a free case evaluation by the Salt Lake City medical malpractice attorneys at Robert B. Sykes & Associates, P.C.
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