Countless patients sustain serious personal injury as a result of mistakes that occur during surgery, from a wrong or missed diagnosis, or from a medication error. There are many different types of medical malpractice claims, but what they all have in common is that they accuse the healthcare professional of failing to provide treatment at the accepted standard of care, which results in injury or death to the patient.
Medical malpractice cases involve a high degree of skill and expertise. Many California personal injury lawyers shy away from medical malpractice cases. These cases are complex, require technical knowledge, access to top medical experts, and knowledge of how to prepare and present the case to the jury. Insurance companies increasingly choose to litigate these complex and expensive cases.
There are several types of medical malpractice cases. The examples below are some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims.
- Wrong Site Surgery – Performing the right procedure on the wrong body part
- Failure to Diagnose – Failing to diagnose a patient’s disease or condition
- Misdiagnosis – Making an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis of a patient’s condition
- Surgical Instruments – Leaving surgical instruments inside the body cavity after the procedure is over
- Anesthesia Errors – Patient experiences harm as a result of an error in administering anesthesia, such as too much or too little anesthesia
- Hospital Acquired Infections – Unsanitary conditions that result in patient infection (ex. staph infections)
There are many more types of medical malpractice
Wondering if you have a medical malpractice claim?
Koreatown Injury Lawyers, Mark Waecker and John Denove understand the devastation an medical error or negligence can cause to a victim and the victim’s family. Contact us for a free consultation about your potential claim for damages based on the negligent errors of doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses or hospitals.