FAQ: How do I Know if I’m a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
According to the medical malpractice attorneys of PHP Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, victims of medical malpractice may not always realize they are victims. However, if a health care provider says that medical malpractice may have occurred or you/the patient are not getting better, there is cause for concern.
Medical Malpractice Defined
Medical malpractice is when a health care provider fails to deliver the “standard of care” and it results in harm, injury or even death. The “standard of care” is based on the rigorous education and training health care providers receive— truly the basis from which they determine how to treat various signs, symptoms and patient histories. Simply put, the “standard of care” is what a reasonable health care provider would do given the same or a similar situation.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice is not uncommon. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) cites medical negligence as the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney.
How Our Medical Malpractice Team Can Help
At PHP Law Firm, we understand that most people do not contemplate whether medical malpractice has occurred until they or someone they love has had a bad medical outcome, sometimes even resulting in death. If you or a family member are in such a difficult situation, our medical malpractice team wants to help.
We assist individuals and families who are attempting to recover from the harm caused by medical malpractice, offering free consultations to talk through each personal situation before making a recommendation. Our main goal is making it possible for the patient and/or their loved ones to move forward again, so we do not charge a cent unless we win compensation for you.
Contact us directly at (316) 683-9080 to schedule a free consultation. Remember, no fees unless you are compensated!