When a person goes in for a medical procedure, whether it be for a major surgery or something minor, they assume that the experienced medical professionals handling their matter will have no issues. Unfortunately, however, there are some situations in which the medical professionals handling the procedure made a mistake or were otherwise negligent. This may result in the patient requiring extensive additional medical care to fix the errors that were made. The person may actually have new injuries or health issues that did not exist before the initial procedure. In certain cases, these issues can be classified as medical malpractice.
Some of the most frequently seen forms of medical malpractice related to a trip to a hospital include emergency room errors, prescription errors, anesthesia errors, post-surgical infections, hospital-wide infections, and surgical errors. It is important to note that some medical malpractice takes place in situations that don’t necessarily involve surgery. This can include a doctor’s failure to diagnose a serious health issue or a delayed diagnosis of a serious health issue, which can be fatal. For example, if a doctor were to not diagnose cancer in a patient until it is considered Stage 4 even though that patient was going to the doctor trying to figure out what is wrong, and the doctor should have diagnosed the cancer much sooner, it could be considered malpractice.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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