Medical professionals are there to diagnose complications and treat them, and acts of negligence on their part may be grounds for medical malpractice cases, especially if they have resulted into injury. According to the personal injury website of Ali Mokaram, medical malpractice is one of the aspects covered in personal injury law, including car accidents, nursing home abuses, and others.
It is also important to point out that not all errors warrant a personal injury case. They key words are negligence and injury.
Wrong diagnosis can take on many forms, such as the following:
- Healthy diagnosed as sick
- Sick diagnosed as healthy
- Diagnosed with a wrong condition
- Diagnosed with a wrong subtype of a complication
Misdiagnosis may result into delayed treatments, development of more severe complications, worsening of complications, unnecessary treatments, and unnecessary medical bills.
Medication is a complicated aspect in the health industry, so negligent errors concerning it is can be very common. Common errors include the following:
- Error in initial prescription
- Inappropriate prescription of drugs
- Prescription of wrong drugs
- Prescription of drugs that have negative interactions with other prescribed drugs
- Wrong dosage
- Wrong patient
Errors in medication may result into allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, prolonged hospital stays, emergence of new complications, and worsening of existing complications. Some errors may even cause serious injury or death.
Patients without medical backgrounds do not fully understand the importance of anesthesiologists, but it doesn’t change the fact that anesthesiologist error and negligence may result into permanent injuries and even death. The most common errors include:
- Failure to consider patient’s medical history
- Failure to give preoperative instructions to the patient
- Failure to give the proper amount of anesthesia
- Failure to effectively monitor patient’s vital signs
Surgery errors can be done by the surgeons themselves or their nursing staff. The most common errors are the following:
- Puncturing a blood vessel, tissue, or organ
- Operating on wrong side of the body or wrong body part
- Leaving surgical instruments in the body
- Failing to give postoperative instructions
These errors may result into infections, new complications, and worsening of existing complications. Some errors may even require further surgery, resulting into unnecessary medical costs and suffering, prolonged hospital stays, and more missed time on work.Read More