If circumstances call for your to receive treatment from a medical professional, it is likely that you will trust the expert explicitly to improve your condition. It might not even cross your mind that you may leave the hospital with an injury caused by medical malpractice.
Unfortunately, negligence does occur from time to time even in the medical field. That it why it is so important to understand the types of injuries that might result from malpractice so that you can protect yourself and take the appropriate legal action if you become a victim.
Common types of surgical errors include operating on the wrong site or the wrong side of the patient, as well as leaving surgical implements in the body after operating. Negligence in the surgery room can cause catastrophic damage to healthy organs and leave the original condition untreated.
Medical malpractice can affect the long-term health of your child due to poor decision-making or miscommunications during delivery. Childbirth injuries can also stem from a doctor’s negligence in failing to diagnose certain conditions weeks or months before the baby is due.
A doctor’s prescription can do more harm than good if they prescribe the wrong amount, or worse, the wrong medication entirely. Medication errors often correspond directly to misdiagnoses, which can cause several other health issues and injuries as well.
If you notice a worsening of symptoms in yourself or a loved one after a doctor visit, it is important to take the matter very seriously. Should it turn out to be a result of medical malpractice, you likely have a strong case for legal action and compensation.