Medical Malpractice Claims for Bacterial Infections

by David Peel on January 29, 2014

Sueing a Doctor for Injuries Caused by Misdiagnosis or Delayed DiagnosisSometimes a patient can recover damages caused by bacterial infections by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Because of this, it is important to know what medical malpractice is. It is important to know who can be sued for the bacterial infections.

Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or another medical professional, such as a nurse, fails to competently perform medical duties that another doctor or medical professional would have done competently in like or similar circumstances. This means that if you suffered from a bacterial infection that a doctor or nurse should have diagnosed or treated, and another doctor or nurse would have diagnosed or treated you, then you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or nurse. So, a patient who suffered injury because of medical malpractice may be able to bring a cause of action against a doctor or nurse.

Medical malpractice claims for bacterial infections can be filed when the medical professional failed to diagnose it. This is usually the case when it can be proved that if a competent medical professional had discovered the bacterial infection, the outcome would have been better than it actually was. If the medical professional did not diagnose the bacterial infection and the patient suffered injuries as a result, the patient may be entitled to recover damages.

A patient might also be able to file a medical malpractice claim for bacterial infections when the patient received improper treatment for the bacterial infection. Medical professionals have a duty to treat patients in the same way that another competent medical professional would treat the problem. This means that if a patient with a bacterial infection was given an ointment to treat the infection and all other competent medical professionals would have suggested a different treatment, the medical professional may be liable to the patient for damages.

If you or someone you know would like more information on medical malpractice, please contact Mr. Peel through Mr. Peel practices throughout the West Tennessee area including: Millington, Tipton County and Memphis, Tennessee. He focuses on personal injury. His office is located in Millington, Tennessee.

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