Most Common Medical Malpractice Errors Made by Doctors
March 2, 2018
A medical malpractice case can arise in any situation in which a patient is harmed by a medical professional such as a nurse or a doctor. That professional must have failed to provide proper health care treatment. Although mistakes happen in a small number of cases, these injuries can be catastrophic.
Remember that filing a medical malpractice claim is not always possible if you are unhappy with an outcome. You must be able to illustrate that the medical provider was negligent in some way such as the doctor not being reasonably competent or skillful and that such incompetence harmed the patient.
Two of the most common issues associated with medical malpractice errors are delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis. These account for a large number of medical malpractice mistakes. When a doctor misdiagnoses a serious disease (like cancer) for some period of time or completely fails to diagnose the condition whatsoever, the patient may receive the unnecessary treatment options and may miss out on valuable treatment opportunities that could have prevented harm or death.
Other common types of medical malpractice errors that might prompt you to file a medical malpractice claim with the help of an attorney include:
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Defective drug and pharmacy errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Hospital errors
- Emergency room errors
If you believe that you have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice case, scheduling a consultation directly with an experienced medical malpractice attorney is strongly recommended. Talking things over with a lawyer may help you to figure out your eligibility to pursue a claim.
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