Three Examples of Medical Malpractice

malpractice Health is a top priority for all, which is why ensuring you receive effective, honest care is essential. Far too often, people’s lives are put at risk due to medical malpractice because of failure to meet safety regulations, job incompetence or other mistakes. One of the best ways to protect yourself against medical malpractice is to know what it commonly looks like, including the following examples:

Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis

The most common form of medical malpractice is in relation to a patient’s diagnosis. A misdiagnosis happens when a doctor fails to recognize your condition correctly, which can waste crucial time in addressing the issue and lead to serious consequences. A faulty diagnosis is not the only instance where malpractice can occur. An unjustifiable delay in coming to a diagnosis — whether through an inability to diagnose or a misdiagnosis — is also a form of medical malpractice.

For these examples to qualify as malpractice, evidence is required to prove your medical professional did not meet healthcare standards.

Surgical Error

This form of medical malpractice occurs when a surgical procedure takes an unexpected turn. However, this does not apply to risks closely associated with the surgery, as long as those risks were adequately and appropriately explained to you beforehand.

The most frequent surgical errors include, but are not limited to:

  • An unnecessary surgery
  • The performance of the incorrect procedure
  • Avoidable damage being inflicted

Birth Injury

Medical malpractice takes an even more harrowing turn when it affects newborn children. Birth injuries are physical injuries experienced during childbirth, negatively impacting either the mother or the baby. These injuries are often the result of a variety of malpractices, such as:

  • A failure to detect birth complications
  • A mishandled cesarean section
  • A failure to properly monitor and care for the mother and/or baby

This can lead to broken bones, brain injury, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and in the worst of cases: death.

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If you need someone in your corner to make your medical malpractice case, give Johnson & Biscone a call at 405-232-6490. Located in Oklahoma City, Johnson & Biscone also serves all Oklahomans.

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