Internal Medicine Malpractice
Many people visit internal medicine physicians regularly for routine physicals and to treat chronic conditions. Although most doctors entrusted with their patients’ health seek to provide the best care possible, some doctors do not uphold the standard of care imposed on them and cause their patients undue harm. If you were hurt or lost a loved one due to inadequate care provided by an internal medicine doctor, an assertive Cape Cod medical Malpractice lawyer can potentially assist you in seeking damages. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our skilled legal team has more than fifteen decades of aggregate practice experience representing local residents in injury lawsuits. We have the skills and experience needed to help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation you might be able to recover. Our diligent advocacy has enabled us to attain several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.Common Causes of Internal Medicine Malpractice
Internal medicine is the practice of providing primary care for adult patients. Specifically, internal medicine doctors specialize in diagnosing, treating illnesses and diseases, and monitoring the health of adult patients. Internal medicine doctors are expected to provide preventative care, perform routine tests and examinations, and recognize and diagnose any illnesses or diseases a patient might have. Doctors specializing in internal medicine are also required to provide appropriate treatment for any chronic and acute conditions afflicting a patient. Internal medicine malpractice commonly occurs when a doctor fails to diagnose a patient. The failure can be caused by the lack of appropriate testing or ignoring concerning symptoms or abnormal test results. The failure to diagnose a patient promptly can result in disease progression and other adverse health effects. In some cases, even if an internal medicine doctor appropriately diagnoses a patient, he or she can commit malpractice by failing to treat the patient's condition properly.Massachusetts Internal Medicine Malpractice
Typically, a person seeking to recover damages caused by internal medicine malpractice will assert a negligence claim against the doctor. Under Massachusetts law, to prove an internal medicine doctor should be held liable due to his or her negligence, you must first establish a duty of care. In medical malpractice cases, the duty is to provide treatment that comports with the standard of care provided by other internal medicine doctors in the community. You must then prove that the doctor breached the standard of care and that you suffered actual damages as a result. In most cases, it is necessary to retain a medical expert to establish the standard of care and testify to what care a competent internal medicine doctor would have provided under similar circumstances. If you sustained harm due delayed diagnosis or another form of negligent care by your internal medicine physician, a capable medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your case and what compensation you may be owed.Damages Caused by Internal Medicine Malpractice
People injured by internal medicine malpractice often suffer financial and emotional harm. Damages caused by internal medicine malpractice include the cost of treating any injuries or illnesses caused by the malpractice and the cost of any treatment you may need in the future. Additionally, if you could not work because of the harm caused by the malpractice, you may be owed compensation for the loss of your earning capacity. In addition to damages for any monetary losses caused by internal medicine malpractice, you may be able to recover damages for any pain and suffering you experienced.Meet with an Experienced Medicine Malpractice Lawyer in Cape Cod
Internal medicine physicians are expected to monitor their patients' health appropriately and diagnose and treat any illnesses or conditions, and when they provide care that falls below the accepted standard, they can cause significant harm or even death for their patients. If you suffered harm due to inadequate care by an internal medicine malpractice doctor, an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Cape Cod can answer your questions and help you assert your legal rights. The legal team at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III will work diligently on your behalf to help you seek damages for the harm you have suffered. We have a record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients, including multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions. We assist people in medical malpractice cases in Cape Cod, and we are available to meet for consultations in Hyannis and Plymouth. We can be reached at 888-262-6664 or through our form online to set up a meeting to discuss your case. Nós Falamos Português.