The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the United States and jeopardized the health and well-being of our country as a whole. One concern that many people have is whether or not compensation is available for medical malpractice cases. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys want to discuss two aspects of this – whether there could be medical malpractice cases related to COVID-19 and whether other types of medical malpractice cases could be delayed due to coronavirus.
First, we want to acknowledge every frontline healthcare worker in this country right now. Thank you for your hard work and for keeping us safe from COVID-19.
Concerning medical malpractice cases related to coronavirus, it is important to remember that this pandemic happened quickly and generally without warning. Testing was not widely available for some time. When it comes to coronavirus, one major concern that people have is being misdiagnosed. What is actually more likely to occur is a missed diagnosis. There is a distinct difference.
When a medical professional initially assess somebody to determine whether or not they should be tested for coronavirus, the results of negative or positive will be the guiding factor for treatment. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, a decision will need to be made about whether that individual requires admittance to the hospital or whether they will be sent home to recuperate. Those who are considered high-risk will likely need more intensive treatment.
The entire country’s medical system is focused on COVID-19 preparation and patient treatment. However, people are still having other medical emergencies not related to coronavirus. All patients should still continue to receive quality medical care during this trying time. Any instances of medical negligence must be taken seriously. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we know that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in this country, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. These mistakes include the following:
Our firm is continuing to take new cases of medical malpractice for clients. We pledge to offer the same quality service that we have always provided. The coronavirus pandemic may have altered how we meet with and investigate cases, but it will not stop us from securing justice for our clients.
If you or a loved one had been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, seek assistance from the Dan Doyle Law Group today. We pledge to thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include: