If You’ve Been The Victim Of Medical Malpractice, We Can Help

by | Sep 2, 2015 | Lawyer

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People are most vulnerable when they are ill. When a patient is harmed by the lack of proper health care treatment from a medical professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, this is medical malpractice. It may happen because of incompetence, lack of training, negligence or another reason. Whatever the cause, the patient has the right to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Typical Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Most medical malpractice cases fall into one of the following categories.

A wrong or late diagnosis is involved in a substantial number of medical malpractice cases. If there is no diagnosis, there will be no treatment and the disease can worsen. However, not every diagnostic error is medical malpractice. Some problems are very difficult to pin down. The key to determining whether medical malpractice has occurred is whether another reasonably competent doctor would have made the correct diagnosis.

Some of the most tragic medical malpractice cases concern babies who are injured before or during birth. A few of the problems that can happen are listed below.

  • Before birth, brain injuries can result in cerebral palsy or other disorders.
  • Negligent prenatal care can result in gestational diabetes or other serious issues for the mother.
  • If the doctor does not respond appropriately to the signs of fetal distress during birth, the baby can be born with serious problems.

Drugs that can render someone unconscious in a minute or two are incredibly powerful. Medical malpractice by an anesthesiologist can be deadly or result in permanent brain damage. Typical anesthesia errors include too much anesthesia, defective equipment or failure to monitor vital signs.

Surgical errors can be as blatant as amputating the wrong leg. Other surgical errors could involve a surgical instrument left in the body or an internal organ punctured during an operation. Inadequate post-op care could result in complications for the patient such as a serious infection.

Many medication errors result in the patient receiving the wrong dose, either too much or too little. Other possible errors include a hospital patient receiving someone else’s medications or the wrong medication being prescribed.

Medical malpractice isn’t a problem you should have to handle alone. Duane E. Thomas, attorney at law, has been doing all he can to assist injured people for over 40 years in the greater Lake City area. To learn more, visit Northfloridaautoaccidentlawyer.com. He’ll come to your home. Call 24/7.

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