When a person is injured to the point of permanent disability because of a doctor or nurse’s mistakes, they may lose out on important professional opportunities as a result. Many jobs require a person to have certain mental or physical capabilities, thus limiting who is capable of working in those positions. If an instance of medical malpractice causes a person to lose these capabilities, the result can be devastating for their career potential.
If a person can prove that their professional losses were genuinely caused by a mistake made by a doctor or nurse, they may be able to sue for an estimate of these losses in addition to medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, and wages cost during recovery. For more information about these compensation options, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
Professional Abilities Lost because of Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes such as delayed diagnosis, surgical procedure errors, wrong treatments, and pharmaceutical errors all can contribute to the possible permanent loss of physical or mental abilities. This loss can ultimately cost an injured patient their professional prospects. These losses may include some of the following:
Mistakes causing brain injuries, which may impair both physical and mental abilities
Injuries causing paralysis or loss of feeling
Heart damages due to prescribing dangerous medications or delaying treatment
Most of the time, these injuries are making either the physician or their associated hospital legally liable for the costs of the resulting injuries.
If your injuries have left you without the ability to get back to your job, damaging your career prospects, we may be able to help you file for compensation against the medical professionals responsible. To learn more about this legal process, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.