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Obscure Categories of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Here are some of the more obscure examples of medical malpractice.

Often, people picture a surgical error or a mistake in treatment when it comes to medical malpractice. However, there are many different mistakes a doctor can make that fall under the definition of medical malpractice. Here are some of the more obscure examples of medical malpractice.

Treatment Errors

Although medical malpractice often involves errors in treatment, many people don’t realize that a failing to treat a patient’s condition counts is also medical malpractice. If the doctor does not follow up in a timely manner on your health or doesn’t detect symptoms for a diagnosis, then you might not receive the right treatment.

Spread of Infection

The two most common infections spread at a hospital are sepsis and MRSA, which are both possibly life-threatening. Even with the strict sanitation protocol in the hospital, there is a high risk of contracting these infections. All it takes is an oversight or lapse in sanitation standards.

Incorrect Medication

Errors in administering medication are another less-known type of medical malpractice. It can be quite harmful when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication. This can happen because of an incorrect diagnosis. A nurse in the hospital could also deliver the wrong dose of medication, and too much could be harmful.

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