Understanding The Law When It Comes To Medical Malpractice
The cases of medical malpractice can be a really huge news, these cases can be consisting of minor injuries to permanent injuries, as well as death. You must first need to understand what a medical malpractice is. Medical malpractice is also known as medical negligence, it happens when a patient will get injured because of the negligence on the part of the nurse, doctor, or any other medical personnel. A medical malpractice insurance policy is always kept by a medical facility and doctors, every time a patient will be injured because of the mistakes made by the hospital, doctor, or medical facility, he or she can file a lawsuit in order to receive cash for the injuries.
The most common medical malpractice done by doctors can happen during surgery. A lot of patients have already been at the receiving end of this type of medical malpractice. For example, when a person have a blocked artery, and the doctor would be operating the wrong artery. This means that the patient would be required to undergo another surgery. This would mean that the patient can file a case for him or her to get compensation.
These mistake done during surgery can often lead to accidental cutting of a vital organ, leaving foreign objects inside the body of the patient, paralysis, and infection. But these surgical mistakes is only one part of medical malpractice. The following are the mistakes that can be involved in these cases.
Misdiagnosis – the patient can be diagnosed with having a certain disease or condition but later on will be discovered that the condition and disease is a lot different from what the previous doctor diagnosed earlier. If there will be no treatment on the real disease, the patient could get serious injuries, or even die. The doctor can also be prescribing the wrong medication and surgery if there will be a misdiagnosis and this would result to the patient having more injuries.
Delayed diagnosis – this will happen when a doctor will fail to diagnose that the patient is suffering from serious illness like heart disease or cancer. So if the patient will not receive the proper treatment because the doctor did not diagnose the illness, the patient can be injured or dead. There will also be a delayed diagnosis when a patient will be forced to wait for too long inside the emergency room.
Anesthesia mistakes – the anesthesiologists are the people that wold be giving the medicine to make the person sleep during a medical surgery. The anesthesiologists need to review the medical history of the patient in order to make sure that he or she can provide the medication that will not cause any allergic effect on the side of the patient. If there will be any negative effects that will result to injuries, then the patient can file a case to the anesthesiologist.