What are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims?

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Medical professionals may be held liable if a patient is injured or harmed due to their negligence. If a patient feels they have sustained medical malpractice-related injuries, it is in their best interest to seek the legal counsel of a skilled attorney immediately after being treated.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice can happen in many ways; sometimes, some forms are more challenging to recognize than others. This is particularly the case with victims who don't discover the injuries they have sustained until later, sometimes even years later. When medical malpractice occurs, the doctor, medical staff, nurses, or other healthcare practitioners can be at risk for severe consequences. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice lawsuits that are filed include:

Failure to Diagnose – This is the most common form of medical malpractice and can cause serious harm. When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, it could worsen and potentially become fatal.

Cancer Misdiagnosis – Like the failure to diagnose, this is also a form of malpractice that could be very detrimental to a patient. When failing to be diagnosed with cancer, patients miss out on the opportunities they once had to treat their condition.

Surgical Errors – Many medical malpractice claims result from surgical errors during the patient's procedure. Errors can range anywhere from operating on the wrong body part or patient to failing to provide adequate post-operative care.

Birth Injuries – Birth-related medical malpractice can happen anytime before, during, or after labor. Cerebral palsy is the most common type of birth injury resulting from medical malpractice. This typically occurs when the newborn baby is deprived of oxygen flow during birth, leaving them with lifelong challenges.

Contact an Attorney

Suffering from injuries resulting from a healthcare professional's negligence can have long-term effects on a victim's way of life. If you or someone you know has experienced medical malpractice, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your suffering. Consider working with a skilled attorney to help you get the justice you deserve. Here at Upton & Hatfield, LLP, we have years of experience working with medical malpractice lawsuits and are dedicated to seeing you come out on top. Let us be your guide.

Contact us today at (603) 716-9777, or visit us online to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.