Hurt By a Doctor? Common Medical Malpractice Claims and What You Can Do

Broadly defined, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional’s negligence causes unnecessary harm to a patient. The medical complications that result from malpractice can range in severity from minor injuries to death. There are also a variety of situations that qualify as medical malpractice, including:

Misdiagnosis, Delayed Diagnosis, or Failure to Treat

  • Diagnosing a patient with a condition they don’t have
  • Failing to diagnose a patient with a condition they do have
  • Allowing the patient to get worse before giving a proper diagnosis
  • Poorly assessing a patient for health conditions
  • Providing improper or inadequate treatment or follow-up treatment

Medication Errors

  • Prescribing an incorrect medication or dosage
  • Failing to prescribe a needed medication
  • Administering medication at the wrong time
  • Failing to monitor patients that are taking medication
  • Failing to identify adverse drug interactions or existing medical allergies

Surgical Errors

  • Performing an incorrect or unnecessary procedure
  • Administering the wrong dose of anesthesia
  • Providing poor post-surgical care
  • Damaging nearby organs or tissues during surgery
  • Failing to prevent an infection in post-surgical care

Birth Errors

  • Making an error that unnecessarily harms the mother or newborn
  • Bruising or lacerating the newborn during delivery
  • Failing to prevent or treat newborns with insufficient oxygen
  • Performing an unnecessary Cesarean section
  • Causing a brain injury or cerebral palsy in a newborn

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Baron, Herskowitz, and Cohen are happy to answer any questions you may have about our firm, our services, and our cases.  Our lawyers have extensive experience in medical malpractice claims and are not afraid to challenge large hospitals and their insurance companies. Contact us today to discuss the details of your personal injury case, and find out whether we’re the right firm for you.

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