Often the first question a person asks when they suspect that they were a victim to a medical error is whether that could qualify as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a wide category that can involve any number of injuries and medical mistakes. At first, it can seem hard to know if your particular injury would fit under the umbrella of medical malpractice. But here are three main categories of medical malpractice cases to help you get started.
It is likely that your injury could have been caused by a medication error. There are many ways that a doctor could incorrectly calculate the type or dosage of your medication. You could be taking the wrong medication as a result of an incorrect diagnosis, for example. Also, at a hospital where patients are administered drip, injection, and oral medications, if a nurse administers the wrong dose or wrong combination, then it can lead to harmful effects.
A large percentage of medical malpractice cases involve birth injury. This is because both the mother and baby are at risk during the delivery. Some types of birth injuries involve forceps and vacuum delivery, as well as C-section delivery. Birth injuries can result in lifelong conditions for the child, like cerebral palsy, as well as injury and infertility to the mother.
Lastly, a very broad sub-category of medical mistakes is diagnostic errors. A diagnostic error is summed up as a doctor either overlooking symptoms and failing to diagnose a condition or misinterpreting symptoms to diagnose the condition incorrectly. Failure to diagnose strokes, heart attacks, and cancer are examples of easily-misdiagnosed conditions that can be fatal. You should consider filing a wrongful death claim for your loved one if they were not diagnosed and treated for a condition in enough time to save their life.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.