What Are the Long-Term Effects of Medical Malpractice?
What happens when someone is harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional? While the legal matters are important to keep in mind, recognizing the long-term effects should be a top priority in order to understand what treatment options may be available.
Long-term effects are not just physical, either. There may be damages that are emotional and financial, which is why many people think of a lawsuit to help remedy some of the obstacles they are experiencing. Here are some of the long-term effects that may arise.
Patients may experience a wide range of physical damages, and these can be internal or external. For instance, when someone is misdiagnosed and their condition is worse than initially thought, it may allow the disease to worsen. This is especially true when someone has cancer.
Surgical errors, birth injuries, and more can lead to external physical pain. Surgical errors may include surgery being performed on the wrong body part or on the wrong patient, or something being left inside the patient after surgery has been completed.
It’s hard to think about someone we’re supposed to trust putting us in danger. However, this is what happens in medical malpractice cases, and this act of negligence may leave individuals with the emotional trauma of the situation, including the inability to trust medical professionals in the future.
When someone sustains a serious injury or has a life-threatening condition that may not have been helped because of the doctor’s negligence, it may require long-term treatment and multiple procedures. When you combine the medical expenses with the potential inability to earn an income, this can be damaging to someone’s funds.
Our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys recognize the potential issues that you may face following medical malpractice. As such, we work hard to represent your best interests and seek the most favorable outcome on your behalf.
At Brown & Barron, your well-being is our top priority and we’ll work hard to determine the cause of the medical malpractice, find out who may be responsible, and build a strong case with the goal of seeking maximum compensation for the damages you have sustained.
Call us today at (410) 698-1717 for your free consultation.