If you or a family member have suffered as a result of a physician’s negligence, a malpractice attorney can help you to secure compensation. Any type of negligent error during the course of medical treatment can be the basis of a malpractice case. However, there are certain phases of treatment that are more likely to result in serious mistakes made by medical professionals. A misdiagnosis, in which a physician does not correctly identify the source of a medical problem, the failure to identify a medical issue in a timely manner, errors with medication type or dosage, are all among the most common types of malpractice cases. Failure to provide proper treatment, wrongful amputation, failure to obtain consent before a procedure is performed, improper administration of anesthesia, can also be the basis of a malpractice case.
Some types of care and procedures can lead to more mistakes than others. A birth injury case, in which the doctor causes injuries to a child that are permanent by making errors that were preventable, before, during, or after delivery, are also very common.
Additionally, elder abuse that’s caused by negligent staff members at an assisted living facility or a nursing home can also be considered medical malpractice.
A wrongful death will qualify as malpractice if it happens as a result of a physician’s error during treatment.