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What Is 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. You must first need to understand what a medical malpractice is. A medical malpractice is also referred to as a medical negligence on the part of a nurse, a doctor, or any other medical professional that will lead to the injury of the patient. A medical malpractice insurance policy is always kept by a medical facility and doctors, every time a patient will be injured because of the mistakes made by the hospital, doctor, or medical facility, he or she can file a lawsuit in order to receive cash 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 doctor is operating the wrong artery and not the one that is having some issues. This would mean that another surgery will be required for the patient. This is why the patient can get a compensation because of the medical malpractice.
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 surgical mistakes are only one type of medical malpractice. Below are the number of mistakes that can be connected in these cases.
Misdiagnosis – a doctor may determine that the patient is suffering from a certain condition or disease but later on will be discovered that the patient is having another disease or condition different from what the doctor diagnosed earlier. If there will be no treatment on the real disease, the patient could get serious injuries, or even die. A misdiagnosis can lead to the patient having more serious injuries because the doctor can prescribed the wrong surgery or medication.
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. If the patient will be waiting too long inside the emergency room, there can also be a delayed diagnosis.
Anesthesia mistakes – the anesthesiologists are the people that wold be giving the medicine to make the person sleep during a medical surgery. 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. If there will be any negative effects that will result to injuries, then the patient can file a case to the anesthesiologist.