Medical malpractice covers a wide gamut of mistakes committed by medical professionals that lead to the prolonged pain, misdiagnoses, or death of patients. When you seek medical attention, you are putting your trust in the doctors and nurses to care for you to the best of their ability. And while we are all willing to admit that mistakes happen, some mistakes can be more costly than others.
Have you or a loved one been harmed in some way by a medical professional’s error or carelessness? Are you wondering if you have a medical malpractice case? Here are some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases for your consideration:
Any preventable mistake made during surgery may open the doctor up to a medical malpractice suit. Before you undergo surgery, you are made aware of the possible risks and the likelihood of success. Surgical errors fall outside of these pre-operation disclaimers. Some examples of surgical errors include:
- Performing surgery on the wrong side or body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Leaving a foreign object in the patient
MISDIAGNOSIS OR DELAYED DIAGNOSIS
Serious complications can arise when a patient is misdiagnosed or when a diagnosis is delayed significantly. Improper or delayed treatment will often intensify the conditions, and has all too often led to the prolonged suffering of patients. However, having your illness misdiagnosed is not enough for a medical malpractice case. You must be able to prove that the doctor was negligent in some way that caused the misdiagnosis. For example, is the doctor departed from the diagnostic processes in place, you may have a case.
Taking the wrong medication can be extremely harmful or even fatal. This type of error is perhaps the most straightforward kind of medical malpractice case because of the documentation involved with the administration of drugs. If your doctor ordered you to take the wrong medication and it caused you harm, you may have a medical malpractice case.
If after reading through these common types of cases, you believe you have a medical malpractice case, contact the proven team of Tulsa attorneys at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux. We have recovered millions for the victims of medical malpractice, and we will bring our experience to your pursuit of justice! Contact us at 918-492-7674 today.