we seek the treatment of health care professionals, we put our trust in them, fully believing that they can help us. Unfortunately, doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes. Whether an accident or because of negligence, the victim has to suffer the consequences. Here at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., compassionate to the victims of a medical error. Our personal injury lawyers above and beyond to assist victims in obtaining a favorable settlement from their medical malpractice claims.
Types of Medical Malpractice and Errors
Doctors are required to practice proper care standards when treating patients. When their negligence results in their patient’s constant pain and physical impairment, they can be liable for medical malpractice. Here are the most common types of medical errors:
• Misdiagnosis – According to the Medical Malpractice Center, there are about 80,000 to 100,000 misdiagnosis cases in the USA yearly. This happens when a person is incorrectly diagnosed resulting in unnecessary or incorrect treatment, or not at all.
• Surgical malpractice – When an error is made during a surgical procedure, all the people involved are liable for surgical malpractice. Anesthesiologists who administer too little or too much anesthesia and fail to monitor the patient’s vital signs during an operation during surgery make them liable for anesthesia malpractice. When a robotic device used on a patient malfunctions during surgery, the victim can file a case of robotic surgery malpractice and medical product liability claim at the same time.
• Hospital malpractice – No matter how hectic their schedule may be, hospital employees and emergency room staff are expected not to make errors that can cause more harm to their patients. Discharging a patient too soon which results in their further relapse also makes the hospital accountable.
• Medication error – When patients are given the wrong drug prescription or dosage, the doctors are held liable for their medication errors.
Birth injuries, X-ray radiation overdose, practicing without a license, and confidentiality breaches are also categorized under medical malpractice. If you or a family member’s life is threatened because your doctor’s negligence, let the personal injury attorney at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. help you take legal action, so you can focus on recovering and getting back on your feet.
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