When a medical professional acts negligently, it can lead to a medical malpractice injury. Medical malpractice is a very broad category that covers a variety of types of injuries. The following are four of the most common medical malpractice cases.
Too-often, when a nurse or doctor at a hospital has to keep up with several types and dosage levels of medication, a mistake can be made. Whether a patient is given too high or too low a dose of their medication or the incorrect medication entirely, it can lead to serious consequences. The wrong medication will potentially worsen a patient’s condition while also failing to treat their current illness. Another overlooked medication error is when a patient needs multiple medications to address different symptoms the doctor could accidentally prescribe medications that are harmful when taken together.
Timing can be everything in the medical field, and delaying treatment can be potentially fatal. One of the main causes of delayed treatment is a misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a condition. For example, a heart attack is a commonly misdiagnosed condition, especially in women who have symptoms that differ from common heart attack signs in men. Sending a woman home without treating her heart attack is certainly putting her life at risk. Similarly, many people who have cancer may not receive the treatment they need soon enough before the spread of cancer is out of control.
Some of the most heartbreaking cases of medical malpractice are related to birth injuries. Delivering a baby is such a delicate process, and there are several ways that making a mistake during this process could lead to lifelong injury to the child. Conditions such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries are a result of birth injury. Most birth injuries are highly preventable, and a lawsuit could be the only way to ensure that the child will be taken care of through a lifetime of medical issues.
Lastly, a particularly frightening prospect is a surgical error. There are many different injuries that fall under this category, whether it is accidental lacerations or puncture to an organ or deadly infections. In extreme cases, a surgeon might even perform a procedure on the wrong site by mistake. This type of negligence needs to be addressed in court.
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