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Types of Medical Malpractice

July 13, 2020 in Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

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Medical malpractice is a very serious situation. These incidents are very life changing in that they may lead to death, life-altering catastrophic injuries and the damages are usually everlasting. For this reason, it is important not to take medical malpractice cases with a grain of salt. Medical malpractice incidents occur when a medical professional somehow fails to adhere to their duty of care by neglecting the patient in any fashion. Unfortunately, medical malpractice may also occur simply by accident. The entire situation can be a tragedy, for every involved party. However, there is a possibility that the injured party and/or their family may be entitled to compensation for their damages or loss. In the event that you know an individual that was injured or worse case, killed, in a medical malpractice incident, please be sure to contact a skilled personal injury attorney to assist with your understanding of what you may be legally entitled to. There are also different types of medical malpractice and it is best to understand what constitutes a medical malpractice lawsuit so when you speak with an attorney you understand that malpractice occurred.

There are different ways a medical malpractice incident can occur, most commonly are:

Misdiagnosis: These are very common medical malpractices. A medical professional may treat a patient and diagnose them for the wrong injury or illness. Imagine being told you or your loved one did not have certain illnesses, and they later learn they did. Or they receive treatment for the wrong ailment.

Delayed Diagnosis: This is quite similar to misdiagnosis; however, it comes later than a misdiagnosis which means the individual may not receive treatment for a while due to their lack of awareness of a disease. The diagnosis may come late and therefore prolong treatment.

Failure to Treat: A patient and a medical professional may be well aware of a diagnosis and simply not treat the patient. The patient may more than likely be released from the medical professional’s care.

Surgical Errors: These are self-explanatory. When a surgery goes wrong and causes injury or harm to the patient. Possibly leaving tools inside the body, overdosing a patient, and many other things.

There are many different things that can cause harm, injury, or death to a patient and when a medical professional fails to do their part properly. This can set a family member and individual back a great deal. Speak with a skilled personal injury attorney, like a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, GA from Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., with knowledge of medical malpractice. The right attorney will gather the details of your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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