What Are The Different Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims?
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More than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors.
Doctors’ are humans and they can make mistakes. Under some unfortunate circumstances, doctors’ can make careless mistakes while performing major surgeries and treatments. They can make mistakes due to negligence, stress, or sometimes just plain bad luck, leaving a permanent impact on the victims’ life.
The medical malpractice victims can experience intense physical and emotional trauma and might have to live with the trauma or injury for the rest of their entire lives. In this case, a personal injury lawyer from Trimble & Register can help you protect your rights and avail compensation for medical malpractice.
4 Common Medical Malpractice Claims
If you have been wronged by a doctor through such an unfortunate event, you must get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. Here are the most common types of medical malpractice claims for which you must reach out to your personal injury lawyer:
#1. Mistakes During The Diagnosis
Every day hundreds of cases get qualified as misdiagnosis throughout the world. This happens when the doctor tries to examine the patient but due to some diagnostic errors, the doctor is not able to diagnose the correct illness of the patient.
In this case, the doctor may conclude that the patient is perfectly healthy and the patient is not able to get the right treatment that is required immediately. And in the other, a completely healthy person gets diagnosed with an illness, resulting in wastage of patient’s time, effort, and money. This also raises the risk of developing side effects to the medications and treatments.
All kinds of misdiagnosis are not considered as medical malpractice. Malpractice is only considered when the doctor might have failed to do what most other doctors would consider doing in a similar situation, such as the one you find yourself in, and only if the patient was injured or harmed as a result of the decisions taken by the doctor.
#2. Delay in the Diagnosis
Delayed Diagnosis is very similar to the above malpractice that we have discussed. In this particular malpractice, the doctor does make an incorrect diagnosis at first, but in the end, the patient manages to receive an accurate diagnosis eventually. However, the delay taken during the correct diagnosis can worsen the patient’s condition.
This kind of malpractice only qualifies as a delayed diagnosis by the doctor if only they manage to assess the patient incompletely in comparison to the other doctors in general. If suppose, the accused doctor might not have done a very important test that could have immediately led to the right diagnosis. Or even when the doctor might have failed to see the clear symptoms and signs of the disease on the CT-scans and the X-rays.
#3. Incorrect Prescription / Mistake in Prescribing the Drugs
This is, by far, one of the most common malpractice cases all over the world. Such medication errors might occur as a result of negligence on the doctor’s part. Huge health problems might occur due to administering the wrong medications or even by administering too much or even too little of the medication. It generally occurs when the physician prescribes the wrong medications or the wrong amount of medications.
This malpractice might not necessarily be the doctor’s fault. The pharmacy from which you receive the medication could also be at fault as they might have read the prescription in an incorrect manner. It could even be the nurse’s or the doctor’s assistant’s fault who administered the prescription to you.
#4. Failure During The Treatment
It can also occur that sometimes the doctor might arrive at the correct diagnosis but then they might fail to recommend you the correct treatment to treat your illness. Such situations can also be considered malpractice which is also known as failure to treat the condition accurately.
Such unfortunate situations seem to occur when doctors are treating way too many patients (more than they can handle). This situation has been known as putting profits over the safety of their patients. This mostly occurs when the doctors are not completely diligent about wanting to treat their patients with the basic rights and standards of care. Instead of paying much-needed attention to the patient, they might just release the patient prematurely to make room for another.
These are the most common malpractices that we see regularly in all small, medium, and large hospitals all over the world. If in case you find yourself in such a situation, you are advised to find yourself a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer who can help you fight for your rights and ensure that you receive justice and compensation for your injuries.
Trimble & Register’s experience, expertise, and dedication makes the firm the right choice for pursuing just compensation for medical malpractice victims. The aggressive approach of Trimble & Register forces insurance companies to come to the table with their best possible settlement offer – or risk losing at trial.