Did you know that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US? The most important goal of the medical profession is the preservation of life and health of the people.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional causes bodily harm or even death to his or her patient. It can also happen in patients who do not give informed consent. If a patient does not receive proper notification of all risks present in a procedure, he might have a case if something severe happens as a result. Medical negligence can happen during the diagnosis, during the treatment, or advice for treatment after an illness.
Medical malpractice is a huge safety concern in the United States and results in thousands of injury and deaths annually.According to the Medical Malpractice Center, in the United States, there are between 15,000 and 19,000 medical malpractice suits against doctors every year.
On the other hand, dissatisfaction with the outcome of treatment does not imply malpractice. It is only malpractice when there is negligence and injury and negligence causes harm or injury.
Here Are The Common Medical Malpractice By Doctors In Hospitals
1. Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
A delayed diagnosis occurs when there is a lapse in time between the patient seeing a doctor and receiving a correct diagnosis. A misdiagnosis is when the patient is improperly diagnosed with a condition he or she does not have or when the patient is improperly diagnosed as not having a condition when he or she really does.
2. Childbirth Injuries
Some birth injuries are unavoidable, and they can be a natural part of having a baby. Sadly, some injuries are caused, or made worse, when midwives and doctors make mistakes during a mother’s pregnancy, labor or delivery.
3. Medication Errors
Medication error is a failure in the treatment process that leads to, or has the potential to lead to, harm to the patient. Medication errors can occur in deciding which medicine and dosage regimen to use; writing the prescription; manufacturing the formulation; dispensing the formulation; administering or taking the medicine; monitoring therapy.
4. Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia mistakes commonly occur when improper training or experience is involved. Poor communication can also lead to anesthesia errors or mistakes in a doctor’s office or hospital. An anesthesia error can cause severe permanent brain damage or death to a patient.
5. Surgery Errors
A surgical error is defined as an error or mistake that is committed by health professionals that result in additional harm to the patient. Research shows that surgery patients who are injured as a result of an error or mistake during their operation are 7 times more likely to die while hospitalized.
If you or you’re loved one suffered a devastating personal injury as a result of a medical professional’s error, you should speak to our medical malpractice attorneys immediately. Many people don’t even know they have a potential medical malpractice claim, and thus lose the opportunity to pursue justice for their injuries.
We At Rinaldo Law Offices Can Help You
Even if you are unsure if your injury was the result of medical malpractice, you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney. it’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure your claim is protected. At Rinaldo Law Offices, we’ll assess your situation and explain your legal rights. It’s free, which means there’s no reason you shouldn’t speak to us.