The cases of medical malpractice can be a really huge news, these cases can be consisting of minor injuries to permanent injuries, as well as 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.
One of the most common type of medical malpractice can happen during surgery. A lot of patients have already been at the receiving end of this type of medical malpractice. An example for this is when a patient is having a blocked artery, but the doctor would end up operating the wrong one. This means that the patient would be required to undergo another surgery. This is why the patient can get a compensation because of the medical malpractice.
Surgical mistakes would often lead to paralysis, infection, leaving a foreign object inside the body of the patient, and even accidental cutting of a vital organ. But surgical mistakes are only one type of medical malpractice. Below are the number of mistakes that can be connected in these cases.
Misdiagnosis – the patient can be diagnosed with having a certain disease or condition but later on will be discovered that the condition and disease is a lot different from what the previous doctor diagnosed earlier. If there will be no treatment on the real disease, the patient could get serious injuries, or even die. 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 is when the doctor will fail to diagnose a serious illness like heart disease or cancer. The patient can get serious injuries or even die if there will be no treatment done because of the doctors failed diagnosis of the illness. There will also be a delayed diagnosis when a patient will be forced to wait for too long inside the emergency room.
Anesthesia mistakes – anesthesiologists are the people that are responsible in providing the medication that will allow the person to sleep during a medical procedure. 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 anesthesiologist can be filed with a case of medical malpractice if the patient will be injured because of the medical treatment.