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The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice You Could Find

What is medical malpractice? This is something that unfortunately happens to people every day and involves a healthcare professional who breaches their duty of care to a patient. When these accidents do occur, the consequences can be devastating, leaving a patient in a bad state as they suffer from their injuries. There are many common types of medical malpractice from childbirth injuries to misdiagnosis. Today we will talk about all the different types so that you can prepare yourself for your case.

Some common Medical Malpractice types:

Medical Malpractice lawyerMisdiagnosis: There are different types of misdiagnosis like missed or delayed diagnosis. When a doctor fails to diagnose you with a disease or other illness for a certain period of time, you could miss the proper treatment. For instance, what if a doctor says that the pain in your underarm is a normal growing pain and fails to order tests? What if, two years down the road, you have advanced stage breast cancer because a doctor didn’t properly diagnose you? As you can see, a misdiagnosis could prevent real issues. The key, in this case, is proving that a competent doctor would not have made the same mistakes as your doctor and that they should be held liable in your case.

Childbirth Injuries: Unfortunately, a number of childbirth injuries happen to children every year in the U.S. Some of the most severe cases lead to disorders like cerebral palsy and seizures, or fractured bones and even paralysis. Sometimes, you have to consider the fact that a child had these disorders due to other factors. But other times, a doctor’s negligence could have caused these issues when the doctor didn’t treat a condition or failed to do a C-section even though the birth called for it.

Sometimes, the negligence takes place during the pregnancy as well. For instance, a doctor may not have given a patient the best prenatal care or failed to diagnose gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, which could cause the baby harm. A doctor should do everything in their nature to ensure that the pregnancy and birth go as smoothly as possible, which means treating the mother when it calls for it.

Medication Errors: Medication errors happen because a doctor makes a mistake and prescribes the wrong medication, fails to take notice of a potentially harmful drug interaction, and much more. In hospitals, we always hear of patients who are given the wrong prescription for their ailments. They are also given too much of a medication, which could end in disastrous results.

Surgery Errors: Surgery errors sometimes occur as well. For instance, a surgeon sometimes punctures an organ or blood vessel while they are doing the surgery, operate on the wrong body part, or leave surgical equipment like sponges and tools inside the body. Perhaps the lack of care came after the surgery when a nurse didn’t take care of a wound properly and now you have fallen ill with an infection. There are many ways this can occur.

If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent caretaker or physician, we want to hear from you. Just because you had an unhappy experience at an office or hospital doesn’t necessarily mean that medical malpractice occurred. However, if you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical party, we can help. Give us a call today at the Nye Law Group for more information, at 855-636-9277.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=31330

https://www.thenyelawgroup.com/

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