Hospital Malpractice – hospital staff may fail to follow up on test results, ignore safety guidelines such as washing hands, or diagnose and treat patients for the wrong medical condition.
Surgical Errors – These include wrong-site surgeries, retained foreign objects such as surgical instruments and sponges, wrong surgeries performed and causing damage to organs.
Emergency Room Malpractice – Involves failure of duty of care to patients by medical staff resulting in wrong treatment, aggravation of current health condition and misdiagnosis.
Sub-standard Care – Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide their patients with quality care. Includes errors made in diagnosis, birthing processes, prescriptions, treatment and surgical procedures.
Diagnostic Errors – Mistakes made in reading tests, evaluating a patient’s symptoms and failure to explore all possible health conditions may lead to a delay in diagnosis and accurate treatment.
Medication Errors – Giving a patient the wrong dose or prescribing the wrong medication can cause irrevocable harm to that patient. These errors can be attributed to medical staff or pharmacists.
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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
When you seek medical treatment for yourself or a family member, you trust that the doctor or hospital will provide you with the right answers and care needed. However, some doctors and medical facilities fail in this responsibility through negligence or mistakes. If you or a family member has been the victim of errors made by medical staff, you have the right to seek financial compensation for the damages caused. This is referred to as medical malpractice and includes personal injury claims as well as claims of wrongful death if the malpractice resulted in the loss of a loved one.
Medical malpractice can be complicated as you must prove that the medical facility or staff intentionally or negligently acted in a manner which caused harm. A hospital may have failed to follow up on a test that showed you had an early stage of lung cancer or a nurse’s failure to monitor your condition and administer the appropriate medication led to your baby’s cerebral palsy.
Time is of the essence when it comes to filing a medical malpractice claim and one of the first things you should do is contact a medical malpractice attorney. The lawyers at Ankin Law have many years of experience in handling cases involving medical mistakes. They can investigate the contributing factors and then negotiate on your behalf to help you receive appropriate compensation.
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