Surgical Injury and Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one suffered a surgical injury you should call a lawyer to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. While generally we trust our doctors and go to them when we need help or medical advice, there is always a possibility that even they make mistakes. Some are reasonable, and some result in at worst having to get a second opinion. But above all of that, they still need to act professionally, responsibly and have the desire to perform the best care on their patients. If you have received improper care and expect negligence, then you may need to consider hiring an attorney for surgical injury.
Some of the most common causes of a surgical injury are:
Misdiagnosis– if a patient was given an incorrect diagnosis, incorrectly given no diagnosis of an illness at all, or even gave a diagnosis with a condition they don’t have, this could result in the patient not receiving the proper care for what they do actually have. It would count as malpractice if the doctor failed to do what others would have done in a similar situation.
Delayed Diagnosis– similar to a misdiagnosis, a delayed one means that after a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis, the patient eventually receives the correct one. This delay results often in the condition getting worse because the patient didn’t receive the right treatment in time.
Failure to treat– if a doctor does give the right diagnosis but fails to recommend adequate treatment, this could qualify as malpractice due to a doctor not treating all their patients with the basic standard of care.
Surgical Errors– these errors can result in serious injury and can include performing incorrect or unnecessary procedures, damaging organs, nerves, or tissues, administering incorrect amounts of anesthesia, using non-sterile surgical instruments, and not providing adequate care afterward.
Birth Injury– as implied, this occurs during birth but can have devastating long-term effects on a person. This form of malpractice can occur due to inadequate prenatal care or negligence during childbirth itself.
Medical Product Liability– some patients suffer due to a medical device that was poorly designed. If the manufacturers of faulty medical devices knew about a defect, they could be held liable.
If you were involved in a surgical injury, you might want to consult with a Malpractice Lawyer like Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim & Adelman. They can assist with cases of Negligence, Accidents, Catastrophic Injury, Slip and Fall, and surgical injury. Call us for a free consultation at 561-417-5656.
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