Medical malpractice can be defined as the failure of a medical professional (doctor, nurse, EMT, dentist, plastic surgeon, or other medical facility staff member) to provide adequate or otherwise reasonable medical treatment and care to a patient. Medical malpractice can occur once or on an ongoing basis and may manifest itself only over a period of time. Common types of medical malpractice include:
  • The failure of a medical professional to diagnose an illness, the delayed diagnosis of an illness, or the misdiagnosis of an illness.
  • Surgical errors, including performing the wrong surgery.
  • Medication errors, including administering a medication that has potentially deadly side effects or interacts negatively with another medication.
  • Foreign bodies (often surgical tools or instruments) left inside the patient.
In Lancaster, medical malpractice attorney R. Rex Parris and his team can help you understand your case and successfully litigate a suit against the negligent medical professional who harmed you. If you suspect you or a loved one have become a victim of medical malpractice, call our Antelope Valley injury attorneys today.