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Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

What Are The Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases?

 

If you believe that you were involved in medical malpractice, it could be in your best interest to visit with Birzon & Associates to see a medical malpractice lawyer in Hauppauge. Our experienced team is here to help you receive the compensation that you deserve! The attorneys on staff at Birzon & Associates have assisted the Long Island community for several years.   

 

What is Medical Malpractice?

 

Medical Malpractice is when a healthcare provider or professional neglects to provide appropriate treatment that their patient needs for proper care. This appropriate treatment can be anything from diagnosis to ointments and medication. Often this can lead to patients being harmed, injured, or potentially even more serious situations. 

 

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

 

There are many different types of Medical Malpractices, but some of the most common cases typically involve some of the following:

 

Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is when a doctor fails to recognize or diagnose a condition that a competent doctor would have spotted for the patient. Due to this misdiagnosis, the condition may progress to a more advanced stage, causing the patient to have to undergo more treatment. If the cases are severe such as cancer, this misdiagnosis can have potentially serious repercussions. If a patient chooses to bring this medical malpractice to court, they need testimony from an expert medical doctor stating why the diagnosis was wrong, and how another doctor could have properly provided the right treatment.

 

Surgical Error

Surgical errors are very common forms of malpractice. Some types of surgical errors can also be known as never errors, which means these surgical errors should not have happened to begin with. Often, the plaintiff does not need an expert medical opinion because, in these cases, the negligence is apparent. Some examples of surgical errors can include a doctor operating on the wrong person, the wrong body part, or even leaving an object in a patient’s body.

 

Anesthesia Error

Anesthesia errors are very serious and often are taken for granted during a surgical process. If there should be any mistakes by the anesthesiologist, it can lead to brain injuries or even fatal injuries. This can be due to the anesthesiologist not reading a patient’s charts correctly or failing to monitor their vital signs. 

 

Why You Should Come To A Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Hauppauge

 

Our expert attorneys at Birzon and Associates take every one of our Medical Malpractice cases with the utmost care and responsibility. Our highly professional and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you every step of the way. Visit our website and set up a consultation today to learn more.

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