Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of a professional or a certain individual during the treatment which leads to an injury, unwanted illness, or death. A medical malpractice could be in the form of various negligent activities.
Below are some of the common situations that illustrate a medical malpractice:
A doctor’s failure to diagnose his patient can lead to a medical malpractice. For instance, failing to listen to the patient carefully can result in the doctor giving the wrong prescription or dose to the patient.
Medical malpractice usually takes place in surgeries that include the use of too much or too little anesthesia. The mistakes that an anesthesiologist can make can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Examples include failing to consider the medical history of the patient, using faulty equipment, or delivering insufficient information on the risks. If you know somebody who has experienced this kind of medical negligence, consult with a personal injury lawyer right away. Patients who are not treated properly are entitled to get some form of compensation in case of negligence of the medical professional who attends to them. The negligent medical professional should be held accountable for their mistake.
This malpractice can happen when a doctor prescribes a wrong medication or incorrect dosage to their patient. Incorrect dosages usually result from poor communication. For instance, the doctor may write an incorrect dosage or a nurse may misread a report and give the wrong dosage to the patient.
Prenatal Care and Childbirth Negligence
Mistakes during prenatal care or childbirth can harm the child in more than one way. Fetal injuries can include bone fractures, brain injuries, and nerve damage. Prenatal care that is not properly given can harm both the mother and child. Errors can include the failure of the doctor to diagnose birth defects or medical conditions the mother has that can have negative effects on her pregnancy. Moreover, negligence with childbirth can result in harm or death of the mother or baby or both. The negligence can occur in situations like missing signs of birth complications, failing to order a cesarean operation or failing to give an appropriate response to fetal distress.
Surgical mistakes made by surgeons can include an operational error like leaving surgical tools in the body, puncturing another organ, or failing to follow correct procedures necessary to prevent infections. This kind of mistakes can harm the body seriously.