Improper treatment of a patient can lead to devastating consequences. If you or a loved one was injured due to improper treatment, our skilled Syracuse medical malpractice attorneys can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we can perform an initial evaluation of your claim to determine whether your doctor, nurse, or other medical professional committed malpractice. With extensive experience, we have the knowledge base and resources needed to handle even the most complex malpractice cases.
A 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety found that up to 444,000 patients die each year because of medical mistakes. This makes medical mistakes the third-leading cause of death in the country after heart disease and cancer. One type of medical error that can lead to serious patient injuries is improper treatment.
Improper medical treatment takes place when a patient receives treatment that is not sufficient to remedy their medical condition. An improper treatment claim typically involves other malpractice issues as well, including but not limited to failure to diagnose, failure to communicate test results, communication errors between doctors and nurses, and even medication errors. For example, improper treatment can stem from the wrong diagnosis.