When you go to the hospital, you expect your health to improve with proper treatment. Sometimes you feel like you haven’t improved at all, or you may feel worse, which may be a result of medical malpractice. Figuring out whether your situation is a medical malpractice case requires research from an attorney who has an expert understanding of the medical field. If you believe you or someone you know experienced medical malpractice, contact After Personal Injury today to connect with a medical lawyer.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice can come in many forms. Some of the more common forms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Hospital Negligence – You may find that you received excellent medical service from your doctor, only to experience an infection or a different type of sickness because of hospital negligence. Hospital negligence can include something as minor as a staff member not paying enough attention, to as severe as negligence practiced by the hospital at large.
- Errors in Diagnosis – The foundation for the best treatment is a correct diagnosis from your doctor. Not providing the accurate diagnosis can lead to easily avoidable sickness, conditions, or premature death.
- Incorrect Medication – When a doctor prescribes the wrong type of drugs, this mistake can potentially harm or kill the patient. A patient may also receive the correct type of medication, only to be told by the doctor to take an incorrect amount.
- Surgical Errors – Surgeries always carry a level of risk with them. Even so, the proper surgical procedures can minimize that risk. When these procedures are not done, or the surgeons perform techniques (such as anesthesia injection) incorrectly, an easily avoidable injury may occur to the patient.
When the medical professional you trust puts your health at risk, it is time to take action. Putting the physician or practice on trial is not only important for you, but for the other patients that the medical establishment treats. After Personal Injury can connect you with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases. If you or someone you know suffers from an injury due to medical malpractice, contact us today.
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