Medical malpractice is an issue that plagues many medical institutions, and it prevents the sick or injured from getting the treatment they deserve. Too often, what can be defined as medical malpractice is attributed to personal error, or some kind of misfortune. When it comes to something as serious as an egregious mistake in medical practice, justice must be served, and the patient must be compensated for the crimes committed against them. If you’re worried that your claim will be shot down, take a look at these most common cases, and seek your justice.
1. Birth Injury
Around 20% of medical malpractice claims are held against OBGYNs. This rate is so high because there are three types of malpractice that can occur: injury to the mother or child, wrongful birth, and wrongful pregnancy. Injury to the mother or child can occur when a medical professional neglects to follow all safe procedures related to pregnancy and birth. A wrongful birth is when there is a birth defect or complication that, had the parents been aware of it, could have led them to terminate the pregnancy. A wrongful pregnancy is when the termination is handled incorrectly, to the point of injury. These claims can be made regardless of whether or not the doctor intentionally made the error.
2. Incorrect Medication
When a medical professional prescribes you the wrong medication, it can be filed as medical malpractice. This can be defined as your medication causing side effects you were not warned of, incorrect dosage, and incorrect diagnosis. Overall, an incorrect medication prescription is one of the most common medical malpractice claims, with 1.5 million injuries caused in the U.S. every year.
3. Inpatient/Outpatient Care
A patient may come into medical care, and be turned away with an incorrect diagnosis, or a lack of diagnosis. Oftentimes, this means that common symptoms between non-fatal and fatal conditions will be inappropriately diagnosed. If the patient is wrongly diagnoses and is injured or passes away as a result of poor outpatient care, this can be a case of medical malpractice.
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