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Medical Malpractice: When Healthcare Providers Fail To Do No Harm

By Pasha Vaziri
Attorney At Law

Before becoming doctors, Chicago area medical students take the Physician’s Oath, which is based on the Hippocratic Oath from ancient Greece. The most well-known portion has these caregivers pledge:

“May I never see in my patient anything but a fellow human in pain. My goal will be to help, or at least do no harm.”

This is an important but fairly low bar to clear. Vaziri Law LLC works with patients who have been failed by the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals and institutions they sought care from. 

When the pledge to help, or at least do no harm, is broken, the law provides a remedy in the form of medical malpractice claim. 

What is Medical Malpractice? 

The physician’s oath is just a formality, but the duty of care doctors and other healthcare providers must provide their patients is very real. 

Healthcare professionals and institutions must provide the level of care a reasonably skilled medical professional would have provided under the same circumstances. If that duty is breached, and the breach causes actual harm to a patient, that patient may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a healthcare provider, Vaziri Law LLC can help you figure out if the harm you have suffered is medical malpractice. 

What are Some Examples of Medical Malpractice? 

Because medical malpractice is a failure to act as other reasonably skilled medical professionals would, there is no list of things that are or are not considered malpractice. What is considered malpractice varies from patient to patient and situation to situation. 

However, some common causes of medical malpractice that Vaziri Law LLC has seen include: 

  • Failures to diagnose heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and other serious medical conditions.
  • Medication errors, including wrong prescription, improper administration, and incorrect dosing by a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other caregiver.
  • Improper discharge of patients that should have been kept in the hospital or given better instructions for at-home care. 
  • Surgical errors like instruments that are left inside patients, wrong-site surgery, and post-surgical infections.
  • Avoidable birth defects. 

These are just a few examples of things that are commonly considered medical malpractice. If you or a loved one was injured by a medical professional or institution, you should not hesitate to contact Vaziri Law LLC to discuss your case. 

How Much is my Medical Malpractice Case Worth? 

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is not going to heal you or your injured loved one, but it can provide you the financial means to treat your injuries and move forward with your life. 

Vaziri Law LLC can help you get money to compensate you for your:

  • Medical expenses – present and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Fueled by Passion. Built on Trust. 

Patients place an incredible amount of trust in the healthcare professionals and institutions they seek care from. When that trust is broken, Vaziri Law LLC is here to help. Please contact us today to discuss your potential medical malpractice case.

About the Author
Attorney Pasha Vaziri received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and focuses on personal injury and insurance law cases for clients in the Chicago area. Pasha founded Vaziri Law LLC in 2014 with a focus on the following practice areas: business litigation, class and collective actions, employment litigation, and injury litigation. As an attorney, he strives to achieve your objectives as efficiently as possible. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Mr. Vaziri through our contact page.