Understanding The Law When It Comes To Medical Malpractice
A medical malpractice case can be huge news, but you should know that these cases can be because of minor injuries as well as permanent injuries, and even death. First you need to know what a medical malpractice is. Medical malpractice is a mistake that is most of the time called a medical negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, or any other medical personnel that would lead to an injury to the patient. Medical facilities and doctors always have an insurance policy when it comes to medical malpractice, when a patient is injured by a mistake of the doctor, hospital, or medical facility, the patient can file a case and will get the compensation to pay for the injuries.
The most common type of medical malpractice is done during surgery. A lot of patients have already been at the receiving end of this type of medical malpractice. For example, when a person have a blocked artery, and the doctor would be operating the wrong artery. This would mean that another surgery will be required for the patient. This would mean that the patient can file a case for him or her to get compensation.
Surgical mistakes would often lead to paralysis, infection, leaving a foreign object inside the body of the patient, and even accidental cutting of a vital organ. But these mistakes during surgery are just one type of medical malpractice. Below are the number of mistakes that can be connected in these cases.
Misdiagnosis – the patient can be diagnosed with having a certain disease or condition but later on will be discovered that the condition and disease is a lot different from what the previous doctor diagnosed earlier. It would lead to more serious injuries or death if there will be no treatment on the real disease. The doctor can also be prescribing the wrong medication and surgery if there will be a misdiagnosis and this would result to the patient having more injuries.
Delayed diagnosis – in this scenario, the doctor will fail to determine that the patient is suffering from a serious illness like heart disease or cancer. The patient can get serious injuries or even die if there will be no treatment done because of the doctors failed diagnosis of the illness. There will also be a delayed diagnosis when a patient will be forced to wait for too long inside the emergency room.
Anesthesia mistakes – anesthesiologists are the people that are responsible in providing the medication that will allow the person to sleep during a medical procedure. The anesthesiologists need to review the medical history of the patient in order to make sure that he or she can provide the medication that will not cause any allergic effect on the side of the patient. The patient can file a case against the anesthesiologist if the patient will suffer from injuries due to mistakes on the anesthesia.