As a society, we are taught to unconditionally trust our doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals to keep us safe and healthy when we are in need of their expert services. While the majority of physicians and specialists uphold excellent standards of treatment and care, medical negligence is a rising concern throughout the United States as it continues to cause irreparable harm to countless Americans. Unfortunately, when a medical professional is negligent, he or she is directly putting you or your loved one’s life at risk. Holding these irresponsible and reckless parties accountable is crucial in obtaining the justice you deserve as well as protecting the next unsuspecting patient from a similar experience.
Medical negligence includes, but is not limited to:
- Surgical errors – Few things are as terrifying as going into surgery and waking up worse than before. Unsafe procedures and improper care before, during, and after the surgery can all result in permanent damage. Common examples include using nonsterile instruments, failure to control bleeding, failure to adequately monitor vital signs, damaging nerves or organs, etc.
- Misdiagnosis – if your conditions present themselves in unusual ways, this is not considered a misdiagnosis. However, it is negligence when a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses something that any other professional with their level of training and access to information would have known.
- Delayed diagnosis – As with misdiagnosis, this is considered negligence if other doctors under the same circumstances would not have missed the illness.
- Childbirth injuries – These commonly occur as a result of hemorrhaging, oxygen deprivation, improper use of forceps, C-section complications, and more.
- Medication errors – Irresponsible or inaccurate handling of medication is extremely dangerous as it can lead to overprescribing and other fatal errors.
- Anesthesia errors – These include giving the wrong dosage, either too much or too little, as well as failing to properly monitor and recognize complications.
- Hospital infections – Pneumonia is one of the most dangerous consequences of hospital-acquired infections, which also include urinary tract infections and surgical site infections.
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