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Victims of Medical Malpractice

The term “medical malpractice” refers to professional negligence, via an act or omission by a healthcare provider, in which the treatment provided to a patient falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, resulting in death or injury to that patient. Many of the injuries sustained by patients are the results of medical errors, which are often times preventable. A preventable medical error is an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, injury, syndrome, behavior, infection, or other ailment. These errors are often associated with inexperienced physicians and nurses, new procedures, and complex or urgent care. Improper documentation, illegible handwriting, poor communication, inadequate nurse-to-patient ratios, and similarly named medications are also known to contribute to these errors.

Researches at The Institute of Medicine found that preventable medical errors are responsible for almost 100,000 deaths and over 1 million injuries every year. If the Center for Disease Control were to include it on their annual list of top killers, it would be the sixth leading cause of death in America. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, The Law Office of Michael J. Hood is here to help. The “statute of limitations” or amount of time you have to bring a claim of medical malpractice is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.

Contact Attorney Michael J. Hood

We offer a free initial consultation to every client. For an appointment, contact us online or call our office at (302) 777-1000. We are open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but we will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request. We will travel to the hospital or your home to meet with you if you are unable to travel. We represent accident and injury victims throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania including individuals in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County in DE; as well as Delaware county, Chester county and Philadelphia county in PA.