Medical mistakes occur far too often. Exact estimates are difficult to locate, however, it isn’t surprising when one looks at the medical industry. Their industry is hurting, now more than ever. They are overwhelmed, complex, and stretched to the maximum.
Several studies have been performed regarding medical errors. A phone survey that was conducted by the National Patient Safety Foundation proved that 42% of people believed that they may have experienced a medical error personally, or one may have happened to their friend. This is simply not acceptable!
Common forms of medical malpractice include birth injuries (such as cerebral palsy), items left inside of a person following surgery and unnecessary surgery are all forms of medical malpractice.
Other forms of malpractice include:
Failure to properly diagnose a disease or illness.
Failure to properly monitor patients.
Failure to properly treat the diagnosed disease.
Surgical errors including wrong-site surgery or anesthesia errors.
Failure to fully inform the patient of the risks of certain procedures and surgeries.
Misuse of prescription drugs.
Improper use of medical equipment or implants.
Many people don’t realize that doctor’s aren’t the only medical professionals who patients can sue for medical malpractice. Most health care providers such as chiropractors, therapists, nurses, psychologists and dentists are subject to this sort of legal action.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a medical malpractice situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You have a right to legal compensation!