The health insurance companies are putting a lot of pressure on doctors and health care providers these days. The “in and out” means of doing health care business is now the norm. We are treated more like farm animals than humans. Once good doctors now have to see 50 plus patients a day; they no longer have time to be “good” doctors. Your doctor cannot get all the important information from you, and you are quickly moved out of doctor’s office with some sort of prescription in hand. This can lead to misdiagnoses and a failure to diagnose, which can cause you great harm.
Also, now hospitals rely upon a doctor called a hospitalist to provide care to you if you have to be hospitalized. That means that YOUR Primary Care Physician – the doctor who knows you and your conditions the best – cannot oversee your care while you are in a hospital. Sometimes under these circumstances, the hospitalist does not have all of the necessary information to treat you – and you suffer for it.
The most common wrongdoings of a doctor that cause harm to patients resulting in injury or death are:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication
- Injury during an in-office procedure
- Infection resulting from office cleanliness conditions
- Failure to treat a condition presented by the patient contrary to standards of care
It is very difficult for patients to discover that their most trusted physicians have failed them through error or negligence. Yet if you have been injured or harmed by the actions (or inaction) of a primary care physician or a specialist, you may be entitled to obtain justice and the full and fair compensation under Virginia law.
If you or a loved one has been harmed or died as a result of your physician’s medical malpractice call us at 540-345-2000 or contact us online. The attorneys of Altizer Law, P.C. will help you evaluate the events and determine if the requirements for a medical malpractice suit are present. Then, if you hire us, we will pursue justice and the full compensation due to you under Virginia law.