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Medical Negligence: Common Examples

By August 14, 2017March 19th, 2021No Comments

Medical negligence can take on many different forms. Claims may be brought upon a number of people or companies, depending on who caused the actual injury. Medical negligence claims may be brought against a specific doctor, nurse, or another healthcare worker, or against hospitals and/or hospital staff. Not everyone realizes that they can bring a claim against someone or an organization for medical malpractice. They may not understand what actually constitutes a claim. Read on for some common examples that will help you understand whether you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence.

Medical Procedure Complications

When a medical procedure goes blatantly wrong, such as amputating the wrong limb or performing surgery on the wrong eye, this is a clear cut case of medical negligence. However, it can be difficult to prove that other medical procedures are the fault of the doctor or other medical personnel if they can prove that they acted with reasonable care. That is why it is important to not make any assessments without the assistance of legal representation.

Wrong Prescription Medicines

One medical error that is often the basis for a medical malpractice suit is when it involves a doctor prescribing either the wrong medicine or an improper dosage for a patient. For some, this mistake can have grave consequences and may prove to be fatal.

Wrong Diagnosis

If a doctor is unable to correctly diagnose a medical condition when another doctor may be able to diagnose it correctly in similar conditions, or they diagnose a patient with the wrong disease, this could be cause for a claim. Unfortunately, this type of case is not always easy to distinguish, as many diagnoses can share the same overlapping symptoms. It is important to seek legal counsel for any potential wrong diagnosis suit.

Post Surgical Infections

All hospitals and doctors try their best to avoid post surgical infections. However, they can occur, and are often the result of medical malpractice. It can be difficult to prove that the infection was the result of negligence, so obtaining reputable legal counsel is crucial for any possible case.

Do you think you may have been the victim of medical malpractice? Call the Mitchell Leeds, LLP today to set up a consultation concerning your experience. We can help you win a claim if your case is indeed the result of medical malpractice.