Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional breaches the standard of care they are supposed to follow with all patients. In order for it to qualify as medical malpractice, the doctor’s negligence must have directly resulted in some type of injury. Here are the five most common types of medical malpractice lawsuits.
These medical malpractice lawsuits are brought about when the doctor either gives a patient the wrong diagnosis or fails to diagnose them altogether. Cancer and heart attacks are two of the most common condition that are misdiagnosed because their symptoms are often similar to other conditions. If the missed or delayed diagnosed directly causes a worsened condition or even wrongful death, it can be means for a lawsuit.
There are several surgical errors that can occur during a procedure. It can be anything from accidentally leaving a surgical tool inside of the patient to performing the wrong procedure on a patient. Surgical errors are more common than you think and are often negligent mistakes that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.
Failure to Treat
This is when the doctor correctly diagnoses a condition, but doesn’t treat it properly or doesn’t treat it in a reasonable time frame. This can be something such as discharging a patient too soon or failing to provide the proper follow up care for a patient. These things can lead to a patient’s condition worsening or cause injury to them
There is always some risk when delivering a baby, but some injuries are very preventable. A big percentage of medical malpractice lawsuits fall on the OBGYN unit due to birth injuries. Things like Shoulder Dystocia, Cerebral Palsy, and spinal cord injuries are just some of the birth injuries that can result from medical mistakes.
Nurses and doctors can make the mistake of prescribing the wrong medication to a patient. This can be potentially detrimental depending on what medication they are given. Other medication errors include giving a patient the incorrect dosage of the right medication or prescribing multiple drugs that are harmful when combined with one another.
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