Are You Aware of the Different Kinds of Medical Malpractice?

Kinds of Medical Malpractice

Whenever we are seriously ill then we totally surrender ourselves to doctors for necessary treatment trusting that they will do their best to treat us. However, doctors too can make serious mistakes either due to negligence or lack of professional competence.

Those who are a victim of such malpractices have to bear the consequence of their negligence for the rest of their life. However, many of us are not aware that if anyone ever suffers from such a problem, then they can contact a Miami medical malpractice attorney from Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein and hold the doctor or the hospital, where such medical malpractices happened, accountable.

One should not wait much longer if ever he or she becomes a victim of such medical negligence. There can be many different kinds of medical negligence and in this article, we shall mention about few very common medical negligence situations.

Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis happens quite often where a doctor may offer the wrong treatment and as a result, the patient develops many different complications. This is considered malpractice as the patient is prevented from getting the correct treatment.

Delayed diagnosis

This is similar to the above case, where the doctor first could not diagnose properly, but later could diagnose correctly however due to delay in getting proper treatment the condition of the patient might have got worse.

Surgical error

The following are a few examples of surgical errors:

  • Following the wrong procedure
  • Performing surgery that was not at all necessary
  • During surgery damage of certain vital organs
  • Using surgical instruments that were not sterilized
  • Leaving certain medical parts inside the patient
  • Not offering adequate care during surgery

Wrong body area surgery

Often such kind of errors can occur either due to certain miscommunication or due to errors in the medical records of the hospital. As a result, certain surgery can take place which was not at all necessary.

Unnecessary surgery

This can also be due to wrong diagnosis or misjudgment of doctors due to which often the doctor may perform certain surgery that was not at all needed.

Often such treatments were possible with medications and doctors deliberately performed the surgery.

Anesthesia error

Anesthesia is one of the riskiest parts of any surgical operation and a specialist in this field is needed for this. The anesthesiologist needs to check all the previous medical records very thoroughly and thereafter decide a suitable method to provide anesthesia.

Failure to treat

Quite often, although doctors diagnosed the problem properly but fail to offer the right treatment either he is too busy with many other patients or due to negligence. This is considered medical malpractice.

Birth injury

During childbirth, certain injuries to a child may lead to long-term consequences and all the joy of the parent who is going to welcome a new member in their family turns into sorrow.

Mistreatment during a difficult birth

During difficult birth cases, often doctors have to adopt a certain unconventional way to hasten the birth for avoiding C-section birth. Due to inexperience or negligence, often it may cause injury to the child or mother.

Negligent long-term treatment

Any kind of negligence from doctors may end up in unnecessary long-term treatment, which is also a kind of medical malpractice.