The Most Common Types of Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice
Individuals seeking to be physicians, surgeons and even nurses have to go through a rigorous study program that prepares them for the high pressure environment that is seen in an urgent care hospital or ER. We trust our doctors to do the right thing, but even highly trained physicians make mistakes. That being said, mistakes are usually due to some form of negligence which we’ll take a look at in this post. It is important to understand that a medical malpractice suit exsits to make sure that you are fairly compensated for the injuries sustained arising out of this negligence, so it is vital that you seek out the services of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.
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Here are some of the most common medical mistakes leading to medical malpractice:
According to a recent CBS news report, about 12 million patients that are seen in an outpatient manner receive some kind of medical misdiagnosis. This is one of the most common errors in the medical profession which is frankly inexcusable due to the medical ramifications it may have in the patients prognosis going forward. Doctors tend to chalk up misdiagnosis to the similar symptoms shared by many conditions: however, this shouldn’t be used as an excuse for providing substandard medical care.
Undergoing surgery isn’t something that anyone should take lightly. This is because anything can go wrong during surgery, and it is next to impossible to fix a surgical error and nothing will go back to how it used to be. Examples of surgical errors include operating on wrong site, the wrong organ, leaving a foreign object such as a pair of surgical scissors inside the patient, not operating on the right patient, not administering anesthesia according to proper medical protocol, and failing to provide the patient with instructions on how to hasten postoperative recovery.
A lot of people don’t know this, but about 1 in 1500 live births results in cerebral palsy, a form of birth injury. A competent surgeon anticipates things that could go wrong and mitigates them in order to prevent childbirth injury, and they also make sure to use the right tools at the right time to aid in successful delivery of the baby. Improper use of forceps or vacuum tools, failing to monitor the baby’s or mother’s vitals, leaving the baby in the birth canal for too long and failure to appropriately and quickly respond to fetal distress can all lead to birth injury, something you can bring forth a medical malpractice lawsuit for.
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