What are the Different Types of Medical Malpractice?
Have you been injured or suffered damages because of negligent medical care? A common problem that patients across California face each year is medical malpractice. While hospitals and healthcare facilities should spell help for those in need, medical professionals can make errors which can impact a patients’ health for the rest of their lives. Medical malpractice can occur in several ways including, but not limited to:
Surgical and anesthesia errors: During surgery there are several errors that can occur including damage to organs, incorrect incisions, and even wrong site surgery. If a patient is given too little or too much anesthesia, it can cause long-term side effects and disability.
Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis: Treatment for any condition is only effective when it is designed to relieve specific symptoms. If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition entirely and does not prescribe any treatment, a patient can become worse and suffer greater amounts of pain. Alternately, if a doctor gives a misdiagnosis and a patient receives the wrong type of treatment, he/she can sustain further injury, disability, and even death.
Prescription drug errors: One of the most frequent causes for a medical malpractice suit is prescription drug errors. These types of errors can include wrong medication given, incorrect dosage, and defective drugs.
Errors during childbirth: If a baby is injured due to the mistake of a healthcare professional during delivery, or is not given proper care after his/her birth, the parents may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.
Have you or a member of your family suffered an injury at the hands of a medical professional? You deserve damages for your pain and suffering, and Brian Brandt is here to fight for justice on your behalf. Reach out to his office today to schedule a free consultation.