• Four Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice
  • July 6, 2010 | Author: Jeffrey H. Rasansky
  • Law Firm: Rasansky Law Firm - Dallas Office
  • Four Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

    When you become sick or in need of surgery, you usually put a lot of trust in the doctors,
    nurses and hospital involved with their recovery. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is
    much more common than many would like to think.

    Below are the four most common types of medical malpractice.

    1. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose -- In this case, the very first step in fighting a
    condition, disease or illness is missed. If your doctor misses your diagnosis or gives you
    a wrong diagnosis and treats you for a disease you don't have, then your other condition
    will worsen without the proper treatment.

    2. Anesthesia errors -- Anesthesiologists are taught to make sure your anesthesia is
    dispensed correctly and safely -- and when this is done incorrectly, it can lead to brain
    damage or even death.

    3. Surgical errors -- Surgical errors may be the easiest to spot when it comes to
    medical malpractice. When the surgery is done incorrectly or the doctor makes mistakes,
    there can be complications due to the doctor's negligent care. These errors can result in
    pain and suffering, long-term or permanent disability and death.

    4. Defective products - Sometimes it is not the doctor, anesthesiologist or hospital that
    is to blame for your medical sufferings or wrongful death case. Sometimes the medical
    products or equipment used during your stay at the hospital are responsible and the
    manufacturers of the product have been negligent. The device may not have met safety
    standards in some cases.

    If you think that you are a victim of medical malpractice or know someone that has been
    a victim of malpractice, please contact us at The Rasansky Law Firm at 800-Attorney or
    www.jrlawfirm.com.