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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Suits

Friday, July 06, 2018

Many people often wonder if they have a medical malpractice suit. Whether they are unhappy with their care or they believe that they are sicker than they were before, medical malpractice suits are not always easy to win.

Unfortunately, doctors are human like the rest of us. They can make many different mistakes when it comes to medical malpractice suits. They can order the wrong test and give the wrong medication. Accidents can happen during a surgical procedure and there are times when it doesn't help a patient.

However, the mistakes that they make often fall into several categories, making them a little easier to define. This may help you decide if you truly have a case. The best way to determine this is by meeting with a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases.

Here are some of the most common medical malpractice suits that occur today.

Failure to diagnose. 

Most doctors are very careful when diagnosing patients. They know that the wrong diagnosis and treatment could kill a person. However, doctors are also human and there are times when a doctor can be wrong.

To have a medical malpractice suit for failing to diagnose a patient, you must be able to prove that another doctor would have diagnosed you differently, giving you a better outcome.

Wrong treatment. 

If your doctor treats you differently than another doctor would, you may have a medical malpractice suit. You may also have a case if they treated you with the right medication but gave it wrong. This could be the wrong dose (five tablets instead of one) or the wrong method (intravenously instead of in the muscle).

Again, you are going to have to prove that another doctor would have treated you differently and you would have gotten better.

Failure to tell a patient the risks.

 Every treatment has some risks and it is your right, as a patient, to know about all of them. Your doctor should go over all of the risks and potential outcomes of a medical procedure before administering the treatment.

If your doctor doesn't go over the risks and you have the procedure, they can be held liable if something goes wrong. This is especially true if you wouldn't have gone through with the treatment knowing what the risks were.

In order to have a medical malpractice case, you need to be able to prove that your doctor did something wrong, whether he or she diagnosed or treated you wrong. You also have a case if he or she didn't warn you all about the risks prior to scheduling a procedure or treatment. You deserve to know everything before you go through with any tests and treatment.

However, to win your case, you have to hire the best lawyer so don't hesitate to contact us today. We have plenty of experience to help through this difficult time. We work with medical professionals who will help us to see if you have a case. Our entire team will review your chart so we thoroughly understand your case.

It is important to remember that you may have to go through a medical malpractice review panel before you ever end up in court. This allows experts to hear both sides of the story (both evidence and expert testimony). They use this to find out if you even have a valid case. If they vote on your behalf, it doesn't mean that you have won. It simply means that you should get ready to take it to court.

Contact us for all of your legal needs. We will be there for you every step of the way.



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