We look to nurses, doctors and healthcare providers to help us when we are hurt, or sick.
However, on occasion, those who are supposed to make us feel better, and take care of us can leave us worse off than when we started.
Some Examples of Medical Malpractice
Some of the most routine procedures require anesthesia. The administration of anesthesia is a sensitive technique used to sedate the patient in order to properly perform a procedure in question. The improper usage of equipment or oxygen during the administration of anesthesia can cause complications and even death.
The birth of a child is a wonderful occasion; however, negligence can turn this great event into a tragedy. Negligence in childbirth includes injuries sustained to the newborn that can result in brain damage or cerebral palsy.
Any medical staff that is assisting with pregnancy and or childbirth can face charges of medical malpractice in the event that they fail to recognize abnormalities. Furthermore, medical staff can also be held liable in the event that they are negligent during the labor or delivery phase of childbirth which in course leads to a birth injury.
Failure to quickly diagnose a medical issue can further exasperate your condition. Examples of delayed diagnosis include a failure to diagnose breast cancer in its early stages.
If you have taken or are currently taking medication that is defective, you may be entitled to compensation. If you were not made aware of the side effects you may be entitled to compensation as well.
Defective Medical Products
Sometimes doctors or other healthcare professionals recommend products to help us in our times of need. Unfortunately, sometimes their products do not work and only make things worse. If you have been harmed by a defective medical product you may be able to seek damages from the doctor, healthcare professional, or manufacturer.
Failure to Diagnose
When the patient gives the doctor all of the proper information related to their problem, and the doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis resulting in injuries to the patient, you may seek a lawsuit. An example of this is a failure to diagnose a disease.
Improper Medical Procedures
A delay in treatment or a mistake by a medical professional can be very costly to you the patient. If you are the victim of careless activity you should contact an attorney immediately.
Physicians write prescriptions and pharmacists fill out prescriptions for us all the time. If the dosage is incorrect, or the instructions for the usage of said medication are improper it can be detrimental to your health. You can file a claim against a doctor or pharmacist for the following:
- Incorrect Dosage
- Hard to read handwritten prescriptions
- Medication confusion due to similar spelling
Misdiagnosis is steadily becoming a problem in the medical field. A misdiagnosis can lead to long-term suffering, and even in the worst case death due to lack of treatment.
Nursing Home Abuse
Often times we send our elders to nursing homes, in order to get the constant care they require. Sometimes the caregivers or nursing staff take liberties with our loved ones well being. Negligence or abuse from a nursing home can cause your loved one mental and physical pain and suffering, and even death. Types of Nursing home abuse can include: emotional, physical, and financial.
Surgery can be simple and painless or dangerous and time-consuming. Regardless of the type of surgery errors by the surgical staff or the surgeon can cause complications or even death.
A malpractice claim can be brought against a doctor or healthcare professional when the patient dies as the result of negligence or medical malpractice. You can seek compensation for pain and suffering, as well as lost wages.
If you have suffered because of a doctor or hospital, the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.
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