Did you know that medical malpractice is the leading cause of wrongful death in Wisconsin and in the United States? Every year, almost 200,000 people die because of the negligent actions of doctors, nurses, lab technicians, physical therapists, dentists, counselors, pharmacies, hospitals, and other medical professionals or health care facilities. While insurance companies claim that medical malpractice lawsuits drive up the cost of health care, these claims are often the only means by which a family can obtain justice for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Our Wisconsin injury lawyers work with experts to determine the exact cause of a Wisconsin malpractice victim’s death. We help families obtain accountability for their loss by seeking financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of income.
Medical malpractice death in Wisconsin may result from:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose: Misdiagnosis is one of the most common reasons for Wisconsin medical malpractice cases. Misdiagnosis can cause a person to seek dangerous treatment or to go undiagnosed and untreated. Some conditions that are frequently misdiagnosed are: heart attack, appendicitis, infections, cancers, and infections. A serious condition that goes undiagnosed can also lead to death.
- Prescription drug errors: According to the Washington Post, more than 1.5 million Americans are injured, sickened, or killed each year because of mistakes in prescribing, dispensing, or taking medications.
- Failure to treat: Sometimes a condition is correctly diagnosed, but the patient doesn’t receive the proper treatment. Medical malpractice may include early hospital discharge, failure to recommend a specialized care, failure to treat, and failure to follow up.
- Surgical errors or mistakes: Surgical mistakes include anesthesiologist error, surgery on the wrong side, nerve damage, vascular damage, objects left in the body, and more.
Did you lose a loved one to a medical mistake? Contact the Wisconsin injury lawyers at Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678 to learn about your rights.