Common Types of Medical Malpractice You Should Know

Sometimes, doctors or medical professionals make errors when treating patients. Mistakes can result in worsened conditions and severe losses resulting in future unnecessary medical issues. Patients can suffer for the rest of their lives emotionally and physically due to medical negligence and may not pursue the issue due to uncertainty. If you are unsure, contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney before you risk losing a potential claim due to the statute of limitations in your area. Here is some information on common medical malpractice errors to help you determine if you have a case.

When You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Some common types of medical malpractice that are eligible for a claim include the following:

  • Surgical malpractice
  • Faulty medical devices
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Late Diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Birth Injuries

Remember that this is only a partial list of examples of negligence. Some cases may fall into different categories. If you suspect your doctor has been negligent, you can and should consult with an attorney.

When Misdiagnosis Occurs

When a doctor fails to analyze a patient’s condition, or it is incorrect, it can lead to more severe conditions. Misdiagnosis is a prevalent form of negligence in malpractice claims where hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney may be necessary. Not all misdiagnosis cases result in a lawsuit. It only qualifies if the doctor did not provide the care a competent doctor in the same field can provide.

How Late Diagnosis Affects You

A delay in a medical diagnosis can be just as harmful as the failure to identify a patient’s condition. In this case, you may eventually get proper medical care for your condition; however, the delay may worsen your situation. For instance, if your doctor fails to order a test or inaccurately interprets the information that later causes you harm, that will qualify as malpractice. As with a misdiagnosis, a late diagnosis will qualify as medical malpractice if the care you receive falls below the standards of a similarly skilled doctor.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

It can be hard to imagine taking on a doctor or hospital when the medical care is not up to standard resulting in undue harm to you or a family member. Remember that there is help for you to recover your losses. If you, a friend or someone you love has experienced these or similar situations, contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney at the Law Offices of J. Kenneth Kruvant today for a free consultation.

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