Death at the hands of a healthcare professional has become a huge problem in our country. In fact, over 225,000 people die every year due to a problem related to their healthcare. The tragedy, of course, is that these people sought the care of a professional, putting their trust in a nurse or doctor to help them get better.
There is a duty by medical and healthcare professionals to provide treatment and care with an acceptable standard of practice. When they fail to do so, they are acting in a negligent way, which can lead to the death of a patient.
Some of the common causes of wrongful death in Wisconsin by health care professionals are:
- Surgical error. There are many errors that can take place before, during and after a surgery. Following established procedures and clear communication between professionals can prevent the majority of these errors.
- Medication errors. When patients are prescribed the wrong medication or wrong dosage, the results can be fatal. Another way a patient may die from medication error is by being given or prescribed a combination of drugs that should not be taken together.
- Infection. Every year, healthcare-associated infections, HAI, affect nearly two million patients. These infections can lead to death. Many of these infections can be prevented by proper care of health professionals.
When someone dies as a result of a doctor or healthcare professional’s negligence, it is considered wrongful death. If you have a family member or loved one that was a victim of wrongful death in Madison, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 888-277-4879 today and talk to an experienced Madison wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham.