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The common types of medical malpractice may be surprising

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2020 | Medical Malpractice |

When a Queens area resident goes to the doctor, they expect they will be treated accurately for their medical condition. Medical providers have a duty to do the best job they can to make sure their patients are treated fairly and thoroughly. But medical mistakes can still be made. A person may be surprised to learn some of the common types of medical malpractice.

Errors during surgery

Surgical errors can happen to anyone having surgery. There are many types of surgical errors that can occur including operating on wrong part of body, leaving surgical tools inside a patient, performing unnecessary procedure and anesthesia errors.

Delayed diagnosis

A patient who doesn’t receive a correct diagnosis or if their diagnosis is delayed it can be life-altering. For example, if a cancer patient doesn’t receive their treatment in a timely manner, they can have a worse outcome.

Birth injuries

Expectant parents can’t imagine that their child’s birth may result in injury. But many babies are unexpectedly injured due to medical negligence each year.

Medical errors

Medication errors can happen if a doctor prescribes the wrong medicine, medical equipment administers the wrong dose of medication, drug interactions are not considered, or the wrong medication is administered.

Failure to provide adequate treatment

A doctor who doesn’t provide the right treatment for their patient can cause the patient to have a worsened condition or even death. This can happen in a medical facility where a doctor has too many patients and they aren’t able to provide adequate care.