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Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Law, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Tort Law | 0 comments

Common Types Of Medical Malpractice

Medical treatment comes in many forms. When a person is ill or injured, they may need several different types of assistance to recovery. Sadly, there are some times when medical professionals make costly mistakes that lead to further health problems or suffering for the patient. This type of error, known as medical malpractice, can happen during almost any medical case, but there are certain times when it occurs more frequently than others. Some examples of common types of medical malpractice include:

  • – Improper treatment – Performing the wrong treatment on patients
  • – Delayed treatment – Prolonging a medical treatment to the point that the patient suffers further complications
  • – Mishandling of surgical instruments – Lack of training with surgical instruments that leads to injuries of the patient
  • – Misdiagnosis – Incorrectly identifying the ailment or injury
  • – Emergency room error – Errors made in high-stress emergency room environments
  • – Birth injury – Injuries or harm done to the mother or child during the delivery process
  • – Hospital negligence – Failing to adhere to safety standards or offer treatment when needed
  • – Wrong site surgery – Surgical procedures performed on the wrong part of the body
  • – Pharmaceutical errors – Prescribing the wrong medicine, prescribing the wrong dosage, or failing to administer a medication when needed

– Wrongful death- Inadvertently causing the death of a patient through negligence in the hospital

The damages associated with medical malpractice cases can be extensive. Many patients require further treatment, costly therapy, and time away from work that causes them to lose much-needed income. Fortunately, there are people available to help victims file lawsuits that may allow them to obtain financial compensation from the negligent party. Working with an malpractice attorney can help simplify the legal process and increase the likelihood that you correctly and effectively file a case.

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