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The most common types of medical malpractice

| Jan 29, 2020 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice

If you have recently had a negative experience involving your medical provider, you may be suffering damages as a result. These damages may be financial, they may be physical or they may be emotional. If you have suffered damages, you will be wondering whether there is anything that you can do to gain some form of compensation for what you went through.

It may be possible to gain back compensation for the damages that you suffered by making a medical malpractice claim. To do this successfully, you must be able to show that your medical provider was negligent or reckless in some way and that this behavior directly led to the damages suffered. The following are the most common types of medical malpractice.

Failure to treat

When a condition has been diagnosed, patients have the right to expect that they will be treated in the most effective way. If your medical provider fails in their duty to recommend or administer adequate treatment, your suffering will be extended, and your life may unnecessarily be in danger. If you believe that your medical provider cut corners when treating you and did not optimally treat your condition, you may be able to make a medical malpractice claim.

Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis

When you report symptoms to your medical provider, they have to conduct the appropriate tests to ensure that your condition is diagnosed as quickly as possible. If your medical provider misdiagnoses you, dismisses your symptoms or does not conduct the appropriate tests, your suffering could be prolonged. In many cases, this type of behavior would constitute medical negligence.

Surgical errors

If you undergo surgery, there are always certain risks, even when the most competent surgeons treat you. However, sometimes mistakes are made due to negligence or incompetence. If your surgery was unsuccessful, if it was conducted on the wrong site, or if medical equipment was left behind, you will likely have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.

If you are suffering due to medical negligence, make sure that you understand your rights under the law. By taking swift action, you will have a good chance of being able to gain back financial compensation to cover the pain and suffering caused.