When mistakes happen at the hands of a doctor, our first thought may not always be medical malpractice. The fact of the matter is that everyone makes mistakes, even doctors and surgeons. However, if the mistake could have been prevented and directly led to an injury, there is a chance for compensation to be received. Here are some common types of medical malpractice claims.
It is the doctor’s job to list all of the possible conditions that you could have and choose the best one based on the symptoms you display. Studies show that misdiagnosing a patient is now the leading type of error made by a physician. Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions are infections, tumors, heart attacks, and blood clots in the lung. This can become medical malpractice claims when any other physician would have made the correct diagnosis under the same circumstances and if that misdiagnosis directly led to injury, worsened conditions, or even wrongful death.
Prescribing The Wrong Drug Or Dosage
It is important that a patient is treated with the proper medications because the wrong medication can lead to some serious complications. Errors can also result from giving a patient too much or too little of the correct drug. It’s actually pretty easy to administer the wrong dosage of medication because even a missed decimal point can lead to an extreme difference in dosage.
These medical malpractice claims occur when the surgeon or anesthesiologist makes a mistake during the surgery. The more common surgical errors are things like damaging a nerve or failure to effectively control bleeding. There have been more extreme cases of surgeons performing the wrong procedure or operating on the wrong patient entirely.
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