Medical Malpractice

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Injured By Doctor Or Nurse Mistake Accident


Medical malpractice refers to mistakes made by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Unfortunately, medical mistakes cause injury and death to a staggering number of Americans every year. The Institute of Medicine – part of the National Academy of Sciences – estimates 44,000 to 98,000 hospital patients in the U.S. die each year from a doctor or clinic’s mistake. This far exceeds the number of people killed in traffic accidents per year (43,000).

In addition to death, a medical mistake can cause significant injury to a patient. While it is difficult to determine the exact number of patients affected by a medical mistake, estimates are over 1 million a year.


Medical errors and serious misdiagnoses can threaten the lives of patients or cause critical injuries. This can result in significantly more treatment, time off from work, or even the loss of a loved one. Sometimes the medical malpractice is obvious. For example, where the wrong body part is operated on by the surgeon, or an instrument is left inside the patient’s body after surgery. Other times, however, it is difficult – if not impossible – for patients or their families to know when a medical mistake has been made.

Every medical procedure has the risk of an adverse result, even if there is no mistake by the doctor. Therefore, a medical malpractice case requires proof that the doctor or other staff actually did something wrong. This means proving they did something different than what other similarly experienced doctors or medical staff would have done.These are complicated cases to evaluate. Ultimately, other doctors and experts are necessary to determine whether there has been medical malpractice. However, a medical malpractice attorney can help initially evaluate a potential claim and find other doctors and experts to confirm what went wrong.


If there has been medical malpractice that injures a patient, the injured patient, or their family, is entitled to compensation. The Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. attorneys can help evaluate these malpractice situations. We will help you determine if you have a case, and make sure you are fairly compensated.

Our lawyers have represented people throughout Minnesota who have had the wrong body part operated on or been given medicine that was different than the prescription. We take cases where the patient was injured by being dropped. Also, cases where the patient was not carefully watched and then fell. If you think you may have been injured because of medical malpractice in MN or a medical mistake, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation.