Common Types of Medical Malpractice

There are many types of medical malpractice that can lead to traumatic experiences and big court cases. Although, some types of medical malpractices are more common than others. Here are just a few:

  • Birth Injuries

Different types of birth injuries can occur. This is either whilst the individual is pregnant, whilst she is in labour or even after the birth. In each stage, there can be occurrences of medical malpractice that leads to birth injury. For example, a child can be born disabled due to the medical practitioner providing the mother with the incorrect medication whilst during labour. This can be grounds  for claiming medical malpractice compensation. Birth injury also encompasses injury that may have occurred to the mother of the baby during the process

  • Surgery and Medical Negligence

Surgeries are almost always an anxiety-inducing ordeal. This is whether the surgeon is removing your gallbladder removed or giving you full on heart surgery. Negligence in these cases can cause great distress. Examples of surgical negligence include but are not limited to perforated organs, the incorrect surgery and foreign objects in the body related to the surgery.

Medical Malpractice - Legit Claims

  • Negligent Advice

If a medical practitioner gives you medical advice that is either wrong or fails to mention the risks or alternatives to you and in either case you end up injured, this is grounds for medical malpractice claims on negligent medical advice.

  • Errors in Medication or Prescription of medication

If you have suffered from an injury, whether it be an allergic reaction or brain damage just to name a very few, due to the wrong medication being prescribed or the wrong dose being prescribed then you may have grounds to claim for medical malpractice compensation.

  • Misdiagnosis

If a doctor diagnosed you incorrectly or did not diagnose you when it was needed, and as a result you have an injury, you have possible grounds to claim for medical malpractice compensation.

  • Negligent Nursing

It is possible in some cases to lay  medical malpractice claims if the medical actions of a nurse have injured you in some way.

How to Avoid Medical Malpractice

Although the actual act of malpractice is outside your hands, one way in which you could perhaps avoid having to make medical malpractice claims is by choosing your medical practitioner wisely.For medical practitioners. For example, when choosing a good doctor you can ask for recommendations from those you trust and check their status with licensing agencies. These are just two ways to make sure your doctor is reliable and less likely to misdiagnose you or give you the wrong medication.

How Can I Claim?

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you’re probably wondering, ‘How can I claim?’  Well, the first answer to ‘how can I claim?’ is that you need to be able to prove fault and avoidable harm. Secondly, you need to make the claim within three years of the injury. Lastly, it is advisable to contact a solicitor to get the maximum amount of medical negligence compensation. To get a more comprehensive answer to ‘how can I claim?” and find out more about medical malpractice claims you should read What Does a Claim for Medical Negligence Compensation Entail?