What are the Common Types of Malpractice Lawsuits?
When you suffer an injury at the hands of a physician, nurse, or care provider because of their negligence, you may have cause for a lawsuit.
“Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. The malpractice or negligence normally involves a medical error,” according to Medical News Today.
Below are the three common types of medical malpractice lawsuits:
An incorrect misdiagnosis involves mistaken identification of a medical condition. When your diagnosis is wrong, the treatment of your condition will likely not work, often worsening your condition.
- Missed diagnosis: When medical complaints are never explained.
- Delayed diagnosis: When a patient’s condition is not diagnosed within a reasonable amount of time.
- Failure to recognize complications that could worsen your medical condition
When something goes wrong during labor, your child could suffer severe health consequences such as brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and broken bones.
In Florida, legislation prevents parents from filing lawsuits for birth injuries. Their only recourse is to apply for compensation through Florida’s Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan (NICA).
With the help of your attorney, parents can receive compensation to offset the costs of raising a child with birth complications. The cost of sending a child to a special school, regular medical checkups, and mobility tools are examples of expenses for which parents can receive compensation.
When you were given the wrong drug or the wrong dose, and you suffered the adverse effects of the medication, you can hold your physician or provider liable.
Other Negligent Medical Situations
Even the best doctors can make mistakes. Their negligence may come down to the use of the wrong medical equipment. We’ve all heard of a doctor who operated on the wrong body part or the wrong patient.
Medical malpractice cases are sometimes based on an overall level of care at a medical facility. Common situations such as patients never receiving treatment, developing bedsores, or contracting hospital-acquired infections have been enough to launch a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Document Your Condition
If you’re planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, know that providing enough evidence will be essential to the success of your case. Document your medical care meticulously. Your evidence will help your medical malpractice attorney receive the compensation you deserve.
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