5 Medical Errors That May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Case

Have you or a family member ever went to a hospital and the unthinkable happened? A doctor or healthcare worker making a medical error can change your life drastically. You pay for a service and you expect it to be done correctly. If you or someone you know has suffered from a medical error, call Deputy & Mizell, our medical malpractice attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks know how to fight for whats right and won’t hesitate to do everything in our power to produce the best possible outcome in your case. Keep reading to learn about a few medical errors that can happen that may be grounds for a medical malpractice case.

5 Medical Errors That May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Error #1
Surgical errors
There is no excuse for a surgical error. Unfortunately, one of the most common medical errors are surgical, whether it be removing the wrong limb or forgetting a small piece of equipment within the body, they are unexpected and costly.

Medical Error #2
Childbirth injuries
No one wants to think about a childbirth injury being possible, but unfortunately, they are. For example, birth trauma can happen if the doctor delivering uses too much force while handling the infant.

Medical Error #3
Misdiagnosis of an illness
If someone misdiagnoses your illness, the odds are they gave you the wrong treatment as well. That treatment may have harsh side effects on your body that may cause further medical problems.

Medical Error #4
Prescription medication errors
If a doctor prescribes too much medication and you overdose due to misdirection, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice case.

Medical Error #5
Anesthesia errors
There are so many issues that can come along with anesthesia errors, whether too much or too little was given. For example, the following could happen:

• blood clots
• stroke
• pneumonia
• mental confusion
• pain post operation
• a sore throat
• death
• nerve injury
• vomiting

There are so many more possible outcomes if anesthesia isn’t applied directly. If you find yourself in this sort of unfortunate situation and you feel you weren’t given the right amount of anesthesia, you should consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you possibly can.

Have You or Someone You Love Been The Victim of a Medical Error?

Don’t suffer through this financially. You may have the grounds for a medical malpractice case and our attorneys are here to help. Our medical malpractice attorneys in mid-Missouri have successfully helped clients to resolve a wide variety of claims involving physician mistakes and other acts of medical negligence. We have represented clients in medical malpractice claims against some of the most prominent names in the Missouri healthcare industry. Nobody is above the law when the health and safety of innocent people are at stake. We have no fear about taking on major health care organizations when their actions cause serious injuries. For a free consultation, call us at 417-532-2191. We are ready to help you through this.

 

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