When most people think of medical malpractice, they might imagine a surgical error or a mistake in treatment. But there are many other errors a doctor can make that still fall under the definition of medical malpractice.
Lack of Treatment
There are many types of diagnostic errors, such as an incorrect diagnosis, that can lead to injury. But many people don’t consider how a doctor failing to treat your condition could be seen as medical malpractice. Whether your doctor does not follow up with you on your condition or fails to spot symptoms for a diagnosis, if you don’t get the treatment you need, then it can make your condition worse.
Although hospitals have a high standard of sanitation, there is still a major risk of contracting an infection. Sepsis and MRSA are two common infections that can be spread at a hospital, and both are potentially life-threatening. It is possible that you could get an infection because of a lapse in sanitation protocol or surgical errors.
Another way that medical errors can be made is when administering medication. A doctor might prescribe the wrong medication based on a diagnostic error, and as you can imagine, that can be very dangerous. Also, in the hospital, a nurse might incorrectly administer a dose of painkillers. Either way, the wrong medication or incorrect dose can potentially hurt you.
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