Medical malpractice lawyer
With the holidays just behind us, it is a great time to talk about how to prevent an accident on Christmas or any holiday. Oftentimes accidents are caused by poor decorating, impulsive decisions, kitchen errors and road rage. Now obviously, each of these accidents would have a different cause, and a different outcome if it were to go to court. But have you considered that if you do not take care to prevent accidents before they happen, you may wind up with a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice is the act of suing a healthcare provider for negligence that is causing you harm. The first step to preventing medical malpractice is to stay safe during the holidays. This means when you are putting up decorations for your home, you do it safely. When you are cooking meals for your family and driving to visit family and friends, you do it safely. The holidays are a really busy time of hustle and bustle, and for this reason, during the holidays we see more serious injuries that wind up in hospital. And with more serious injuries comes a higher chance for medical malpractice and medical negligence.
During the holidays, falling from a ladder is very common. This is because people are decorating their homes, oftentimes hanging up lights or putting decorations on the roof. However, falls from ladders, especially from high height, contribute to very severe injuries, ladders can be extremely dangerous and yet they are so essential. Falling from a ladder could lead to a broken neck, broken bones in general. With any kind of broken bone, there is a lot of room for medical malpractice, especially if your spinal cord is damaged. Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis of various kinds, and sometimes this paralysis can be prevented with early diagnosis. So if you are paralyzed because of the holiday accident and your doctor did not diagnose you in time, reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer in Bloomington IL such as the ones available at Pioletti, Pioletti, & Nichols to discuss whether you have a medical malpractice claim.
When you are cooking a holiday dinner, you are usually looking for more people than you would normally cook for which leads to a lot of serious burns and cuts. Carving knives, pans, ovens, stove burners, hot oil and drippings can send you to the emergency room. You may have a medical malpractice lawsuit here if your physician misdiagnoses the type of burning you have and treats it improperly. When it comes to typing a burn, each type of burn is more severe than the last and has a very specific care procedure that must be followed to ensure that you heal without infection.