1 – Who is responsible for medical malpractice?
The responsible people for medical malpractice can include doctors, nurses, medical centers and government agencies that provide medical services. Specialized doctors such as dentist can be held responsible also of complications or negligence during a procedure.
2 – Does it mean there was medical negligence in my procedure if my procedure had a bad result?
For an unexpected result after a procedure, this does not automatically mean that doctors were to blame. If a consent form was signed, indicating the possibility of such common complications such as infection, the medical experts are not responsible.
3 – What do I need to have a legitimate medical malpractice case?
There are three areas that must be affirmed in order to have a legitimate claim of medical malpractice.
- Firstly, it must be shown that the defendant failed to apply the standard of care required during the procedure.
- Secondly, the cause of the injury should be the result of carelessness or negligence of the defendant.
- Finally, the damages claimed must be due to medical malpractice.
4 – What is a birth injury?
A birth injury occurs due to complications during delivery/birth. Birth injuries can be caused by oxygen deprivation, the baby’s position, and/or errors by hospital staff. Serious complications can affect a child’s brain and can cause damage of a lifetime such as Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy.
5 – What is an error of diagnosis?
An error of diagnosis consists of a fault or mistake by a medical personnel to diagnose a medical condition or disease. These errors include incorrect or inaccurate diagnosis, delay in diagnosing a condition, and failure to diagnose the condition. Unfortunately, an error of diagnosis can cause an individual further complications, including a lifetime damage and even death.
6 – What is wrongful death?
A wrongful death claim is based on a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person or group of people. This type of claim is typically recorded by a family member for compensation for their loss. The wrongful death may be related to any form of personal injury or medical malpractice.
7 – What is the dental malpractice?
A dentist has the same responsibility as any other health care provider and is maintained to a standard of care. The dental malpractice includes failure to detect, diagnose, or treat oral cancer and oral diseases. Damage from the use of anesthesia and injury or damage to the nerves in the mouth and jaw can occur during a dental procedure.
8 – What is surgical error?
Surgical errors may consist of surgery wrong site, the wrong surgical procedure, unnecessary surgery, and the possibility of surgical instruments being left inside the body of a patient. These errors can cause severe complications and suffering along with the possibility of death.
Sadly, negligent medical errors are a growing epidemic. Surprisingly, an astonishing number of patients and families who have been adversely affected by medical errors do not seek compensation for their sufferings. This is due to the lack of awareness by patients and family members about medical malpractice. You can contact Baizer Kolar P.C. – Chicago to fight for your claims and compensation because of medical malpractice.
When medical professionals make a mistake in the care of a patient, the results can be devastating. Medical responsibility of doctors and nurses is highly sensitive and there are consequences when they make a mistake.
The medical malpractice claims have the potential to lead to negligent health provider to bring to bankruptcy. It is important to remember that not all medical malpractice claims are easy. There are many responsibilities of medical professionals and others that are only implied on paper.
3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
There are many different forms of medical malpractice that can lead to serious injury or even death. I have listed the three most common types of claims for medical negligence here.
I – Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis, as the name implies, is when a medical professional diagnostic is wrongly performed on a patient. For example, a doctor may mistakenly diagnose a patient with flu when in fact the patient has a much worse condition.
Misdiagnosis is a very common form of medical malpractice in the US and hurt many patients each year. In the similar way, when a doctor does not diagnose a patient with certain medical conditions, it can be considered as medical malpractice.
II – Medication Error
Another common form of medical malpractice is when a doctor makes the mistake of prescribing a drug to a patient. Medication errors can occur when a doctor prescribes a dangerous amount of certain medicine or when prescribing a drug that can have dangerous interactions with other prescribed medications the patient is taking. Similarly, a medical professional can be held responsible for medication error if he/she has prescribed the wrong medication to the patient.
III – Surgical Errors
Each year, more than 70 million surgical procedures are performed in the United States. While most surgeries are completed without complications, still thousands of surgical errors occur. Doctors may be held legally responsible for surgical errors through a medical malpractice lawsuit if surgical care is not up to the standards of practice that should be.
People often make the medical malpractice claims for following two reasons;
- Financial compensation
- Medical responsibility
Victims or relatives of the victim are entitled to financial compensation when medical malpractice affects their lives. This is hard to contradict when a doctor’s wrong diagnosis leads to permanent damage or even death of the patient.
In some cases, the patient seeks to prevent negligent doctor or medical facility hurt more people. If a doctor has a history of malpractice claims, inform others about the inability of the doctor to provide quality care to help people.
A hospital that has administrative malpractices or is negligent in its duties must be spared to continue providing care for potential damage to new patients.
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