Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (e.g., a doctor, a nurse, a lab technician, etc.) fails to provide proper care for his or her patient that causes his or her patient to suffer injury. Medical malpractice claims differ from bad results. A bad result, or unfortunate outcome occurs when a surgery does not go exactly the way the doctor or patient had hoped.
Unfortuately, it is very difficult for the untrained eye to discern whether their injury is the product of medical malpractice or simply from an unfortunately outcome. That is why you need trained professionals like us who can dig into medical records effectively and efficiently and ask the right questions on your behalf.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of common types of medical malpractice claims:
Misdiagnosis / Delayed Diagnosis- or a failure to diagnose a treatable disease at the time of the physician's negligence that causes the treatable disease (e.g., cancer) to go untreated, which leads to injury to the patient.
Anesthesia Errors- may result when an anesthesiologist attempts intubation in a way that the physician is unable to maintain the airway to provide appropriate resusitation efforts because of the lack of necessary equipment that causes respiratory arrest and death in the patient.
Medication Errors - may result when a physician prescribes the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication. The patient may get too much or too little of a drug to be effective causing injury and/or death.
Negligence During Childbirth - which may cause injury to the mother and/or baby because the physician failed to anticipate birth complications; failed to respond to the warning signs of fetal distress, failed to order a cesarean section when appropriate, or misdelivered the baby causing harm.
Surgical Errors - might occur during the surgery itself (e.g, puncturing an organ, performing on the wrong part of the body, leaving a foreign object in the body) or post-op when nursing staff negligence may result in very preventable complications causing injury and/or death.
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