Medical malpractice can encompass many different forms, and it is not always easy to recognize when negligence has taken place. Sometimes, the patient doesn’t realize right away that there is a problem. It could take some time to manifest. It’s important to get legal help the moment you believe that you could have been the victim of malpractice. Here are some of the most common types of medical malpractice that occur.
This is one of the most frequent types of medical malpractice. When a doctor does not diagnose a condition that can cause harm to a patient, it could result in long-term injuries or even premature death. Fractures, diseases, and more could be missed by negligent doctors or those who do not have the training and experience needed for their role.
Sometimes, a doctor might fail to properly diagnose a serious condition, such as cancer. This could mean that the patient misses out on critical months of treatment, which could allow cancer to progress.
Surgery mistakes can and do happen, as well. Sometimes, the doctor performs surgery on the wrong patient or the wrong body part. Unsanitary conditions that lead to infection, or even leaving instruments inside of the patient are some of the other reasons that a medical malpractice claim could be filed.
Medication errors can happen, as well. This could be due to a doctor prescribing the wrong medication for the patient, or they might prescribe an incorrect dosage. Other times, it could be the fault of the pharmacist, who misreads the prescription and gives the patient the wrong medication. It may also be due to a nurse who gives the wrong medication to a patient in the hospital.
Some of the other potential medication errors that occur are when a doctor doesn’t check to see whether any drug interactions could take place with other meds the patient is taking, or when they don’t check to see whether the patient has any drug allergies.
When you come to the determination of what type of medical malpractice suit you should file a claim, contact us here at Grewer Law Group. We will first discuss your case with you.