Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, other health care professional or facility makes an error by an act, or a failure to act that causes damage to a patient. In the medical profession there are certain generally accepted standards that must be adhered to. This is known as the standard of care. The doctor, hospital, or other health care provider is expected to deliver health care services consistent with this standard of care. When a person claims injury from medical negligence in or around the Portage area, a Portage medical malpractice lawyer can help determine whether a health care provider is responsible.

There are many types of medical malpractice. They include failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, failure to order proper testing, unnecessary surgeries, or even amputating the wrong body part. These serious offenses, along with other deviations from the standard of care occur every day across the country.

There are eight hospitals in Indiana within a short distance of Portage. Should a deviation from the standard of care occur at any of these medical facilities, and you or a family member are injured, medical malpractice may be determined. In such a case, contact a board certified Portage medical malpractice lawyer.

The Law Offices of David W. Holub will be pleased to discuss your concerns with you. Aside from a team of experienced and talented attorneys and paralegals, the firm’s outside consultation professionals include highly qualified doctors and nurses. If you believe that you or a family member have been a victim of medical malpractice and are seriously injured, don’t hesitate to contact them. They’ll be pleased to discuss your claim with you.

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