Medical Negligence Is Widespread And Harmful
Every doctor takes an oath to “first do no harm.” This is a guiding principle for medical establishments, and, as a patient, you deserve no less than attentive, competent and careful medical treatment. A medical error can cause serious injury or sickness; even a simple mistake can mean lives. I stand up for injured patients and help them recover from negligence and malpractice.
My name is Kevin E. Donohoe. For decades, I have been a legal resource and strong advocate for Idaho’s injured. I give straightforward legal advice and fight to make sure that my clients get their full compensation. From my office in Hailey, I serve clients across the state. Schedule an appointment with me at 208-725-8810.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is when a doctor, nurse or other health care professional fails to do their due diligence and that failure leads directly to the injury or illness of a patient. For instance, failing to give the proper dosage of a medicine or not checking in on a patient regularly are common examples. In more extreme cases, medical negligence can mean operating on the wrong patient or failing to diagnose a serious and terminal illness.
A recent medical school study found that medical negligence is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Only cancer and heart disease claim more victims. Practicing medicine is a tough job, but when a mistake leads to a serious injury or the death of a patient, the hospital or provider must accept responsibility. Unfortunately, that is not usually what happens. At my firm, the Kevin E. Donohoe Law Office, I only take serious injury and death claims, and each case is reviewed by qualified medical experts before I proceed. This careful screening process ensures that victims of medical negligence will have a better chance of winning these often bitterly fought cases.
Filing A Suit Can Bring Much Needed Financial Help
A successful lawsuit can make a significant difference in your future; it can cover medical bills, transportation to and from appointments, lost income and more. At your first appointment, we can discuss the nature of your case, what you can expect from the process and what it means for you financially. Email me to find a time that works for your schedule.