Understanding The Law When It Comes To Medical Malpractice
A medical malpractice case can be huge news, but you should know that these cases can be because of minor injuries as well as permanent injuries, and even death. First you need to know what a medical malpractice is. Medical malpractice is also known as medical negligence, it happens when a patient will get injured because of the negligence on the part of the nurse, doctor, or any other medical personnel. Medical facilities and doctors always have an insurance policy when it comes to medical malpractice, when a patient is injured by a mistake of the doctor, hospital, or medical facility, the patient can file a case and will get the compensation to pay for the injuries.
The most common medical malpractice done by doctors can happen during surgery. This type of medical malpractice has happened to so many patients. An example for this is when a patient is having a blocked artery, but the doctor would end up operating the wrong one. This would mean that the patient would need to undergo another surgery. And because of the medical malpractice, the patient can get a compensation for the wrong surgery procedure.
These surgical mistakes could often lead to paralysis, infection, accidental cutting of a vital organ, or even leaving a foreign object inside the body of the patient. But these mistakes during surgery are just one type of medical malpractice. Below are the number of mistakes that can be connected in these cases.
Misdiagnosis – when a doctor inaccurately diagnosed a disease or condition that a patient is suffering from when later on it was discovered that the patient is suffering from a different disease or condition. The patient may suffer serious injuries or even die if the real disease will not be treated. The doctor can also be prescribing the wrong medication and surgery if there will be a misdiagnosis and this would result to the patient having more injuries.
Delayed diagnosis – this will happen when a doctor will fail to diagnose that the patient is suffering from serious illness like heart disease or cancer. And it would cause injury or death if the patient will not be treated because the doctor failed to diagnose the illness. If the patient will be waiting too long inside the emergency room, there can also be a delayed diagnosis.
Anesthesia mistakes – the people that are responsible in giving the medication that will cause the patient to sleep during medical procedure are called the anesthesiologists. The anesthesiologists need to review the medical history of the patient in order to make sure that he or she can provide the medication that will not cause any allergic effect on the side of the patient. The patient can file a case against the anesthesiologist if the patient will suffer from injuries due to mistakes on the anesthesia.