Medical Malpractice Law in Peru
Imagine the following: You or someone you care about has been harmed by a medical error that took place while at a private clinic in Peru. You may feel overwhelmed with questions and frustration wondering what happened and who is responsible for this. While it is important to understand that there are no guarantees in medicine, mistakes that should have never happened can happen as a result of negligence. In the event that a doctor, nurse, or other licensed healthcare provider fails to provide proper treatment, the injured victim or surviving family may pursue a medical malpractice claim against the responsible party.
Now imagine going through all of the above in a country that does not consider Malpractice as a compensable offense, and worse yet, proving damages and obtaining a favorable outcome from the courts will represent a monumental task. When medical professionals violate standards of care, the consequences are often catastrophic or fatal for their patients. However, medical malpractice cases are among the most challenging legal actions to prosecute, but when negligence can be proven and the injuries sustained are serious and permanent, financial recoveries are an option. Peru has grown on various aspects over the past decade. Part of the change is that Peru has actually become a recognized location where foreigners are traveling to for surgical proceedings, such as OBGYN, aesthetic orthodontics and Cosmetic Surgeries. With a considerable number of Peruvian physicians currently holding Board Certification by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association, etc., they practice medicine in Peru with a great deal more care and of course accountability. As such, foreigners come to Lima to have surgeries performed at considerably lower costs than their American counterparts.
Should any unfortunate situation have occurred that requires an attorney knowledgable of Medical Malpractice Law in Peru, MONTEBLANCO & ASSOCIATES will be on your side with counsel conversant in medical terminology and knowledgeable in interpreting medical records. We have consulting/forensic medical doctors and nurses in various medical specialties that review medical records in order to shed light on the cases we take on. We cover a broad spectrum of medical mistakes and negligent actions by surgeons, anesthesiologists, hospitals and other providers and facilities, including:
- Surgical errors such as leaving instruments or other foreign objects in the body that can lead to life-threatening infections and other serious complications.
- Labor and delivery negligence resulting in brain damage or permanent birth injuries.
- Failure to properly or timely diagnose and provide timely treatment for cancer, stroke, heart disease or other potentially fatal diseases or conditions
- Serious medication and anesthesia errors
- Defective or poorly executed cosmetic surgeries including but not limited to the application of implants.
Let our professionals handle your Medical Malpractice Defense in Peru.