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At FindMedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com, our mission is to save injured victims from becoming victims of the law. We specialize in helping injured victims find the best attorneys for their case. Below are descriptions of some medical specialties where medical malpractice is common.
Surgeons use medical instruments and equipment to operate on patients
to treat medical conditions, including broken bones, organ issues and
diseases, diseased tissue and issues involving the function of limbs.
Family medicine physicians are general practitioners, who oftentimes, are the first physicians to hear and treat patient medical complaints. Internal medicine physicians specialize in treating complex illnesses involving the organs like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
OB/GYN physicians provide care during pregnancy, childbirth and immediately following childbirth. These physicians also treat all women’s health issues such as urinary tract infections and screen for certain conditions like certain cancers.
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According to a recent John Hopkins University study, more than 250,000 patients die in the United States each year due to preventable medical mistakes. This makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Medical malpractice occurs when doctors act negligently resulting in harm to patients.
Generally, a physician is considered to have acted negligently if the physician’s level of competence falls below the average competence expected from a physician of average skill and ability within the medical community of the physician’s specialty. If a doctor acts negligently when providing medical care causing you or a loved one harm, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice claims involve highly complicated issues of law and medicine and are notoriously difficult to pursue. That is why you should always hire an experienced lawyer with a proven track record to handle your potential claim.
We specialize in matching medical malpractice victims to top medical malpractice lawyers. All consultations with our service are provided by a licensed lawyer with support from a practicing physician. A description of some common types of medical malpractice claims for different medical specialties is provided below.
Each year, over 4,000 surgical mistakes are made in the United States. Surgery medical malpractice occurs when surgical instruments and objects like sponges and towels are left inside of patients.
Further examples include unnecessary or improperly performed surgeries and mistaken surgeries where the incorrect body part is operated on.
Surgical mistakes can result in catastrophic injuries, including avoidable infections, asphyxiation and death from anesthesia administration errors, the perforation or puncturing of arteries, and nerve, tissue, organ, ligament or muscle damage.
Cardiologists are specialists in preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disorders and conditions in parts of the circulatory system. Cardiology medical malpractice can occur as a result of the practice of defensive medicine or when physicians treat patients in an attempt to avoid being sued rather than providing the best care possible.
Cardiologists can commit medical malpractice by failing to properly diagnose a condition resulting in a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, not ordering and properly analyzing diagnostic tests and electrocardiograms (ECK or EKG), performing procedures improperly such as during the implantation of stents, failing to follow up with patients, performing unnecessary procedures, not properly monitoring at-risk patients or those with heart conditions and prescribing or administering the wrong medication or failing to provide medication when necessary.
Family medicine physicians are at the forefront of patient care and preventative medicine. Oftentimes, family medicine physicians are the first physicians to hear patient medical complaints, offer treatment and refer patients to specialists.
Internal medicine physicians specialize in treating complex illnesses involving the organs like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease. Like all physicians, family medicine and internal medicine doctors can make medical mistakes as a result of being over-worked and from poor judgment.
Common types of medical malpractice committed by family and internal medicine doctors include the failure to diagnose illnesses or conditions, the misdiagnosis of medical conditions and the failure to refer patients to proper specialists.
Medical malpractice occurs when orthopedics or orthopedic surgeons fail to observe the strict standards of their practice and make mistakes while performing procedures or treating patients.
Orthopedics deal with conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. They utilize surgical and nonsurgical treatments to treat conditions such as sports injuries, spine conditions, degenerative conditions and bone tumors. Examples of common orthopedic surgical procedures include hip replacements and knee implants.
Orthopedic malpractice can occur when physicians operate on the wrong person or body part, misdiagnose orthopedic conditions, disregard health & sanitation procedures, misinterpret diagnostic testing and imaging such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans or perform the wrong orthopedic surgery.
Radiologists are trained to review and interpret medical imaging results from devices such as X-rays, CT scans and mammograms.
Radiology malpractice can occur when a radiologist fails to properly interpret medical imaging resulting in a misdiagnosis or the delayed diagnosis of conditions including cancers, fractures, lung disease and vascular disease.
Radiologists can also be potentially liable for medical malpractice by failing to properly communicate with the patient’s care team or failing to recommend additional testing.
Birth injuries are a prevalent form of medical malpractice that can occur during or immediately after birth. These injuries can arise from the application of excessive force or pressure to the baby’s head or body or through incorrect delivery techniques.
Additionally, when a physician fails to perform a C-section when one is needed or performs one unnecessarily, serious preventable injury to the baby may result including permanent nerve damage, permanent disability or even death.
OB/GYN physicians can also commit acts of medical malpractice when treating patients. Medical malpractice can result from inaccurate diagnoses, a failure to diagnose medical conditions and from injuries suffered during treatment as a result of medical mistakes. Other causes of medical malpractice include the failure to treat medical conditions, providing poor patient care instructions, and prescription errors such as prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage.
For example, gynecological procedures performed improperly can cause bowel perforation, a severe injury resulting in severe pain and tenderness in the abdominal area. Further, mistakes made while performing birth control procedures (e.g., tubal ligation) can result in pregnancy and lead to permanent injury.
Oncologists diagnose and treat cancer. Like other healthcare professionals, oncologists can fall below the required legal standard of care and make medical mistakes.
Proving an oncology medical malpractice claim will often involve demonstrating that the injury suffered was caused by the physician’s inaction or actions and not the progression of the cancer.
Oncology medical malpractice can include failing to diagnose cancer, administering or prescribing the wrong medication, failing to monitor treatment effectiveness using lab results and failing to arrange for follow-up care, misinterpreting diagnostic tests and failing to obtain informed consent before beginning a treatment.
Anesthesiology malpractice can occur when mistakes are made during or after administration of anesthesia. Administering too little, too much or the wrong type of anesthesia can result in injury or even death.
Other forms of anesthesiology malpractice can include administering anesthesia to an allergic patient, failing to properly monitor a patient, not reacting timely to oxygenation issues or not properly administering oxygen when issues arise.
If an anesthesiologist administers the wrong anesthesia dosage, intubates a patient improperly, fails to recognize and act when complications occur, or fails to provide proper instructions for surgery, medical malpractice may have been committed.
Common anesthesiology malpractice injuries include brain damage, nerve damage, heart attack, blood clots, stroke, pneumonia, allergic reactions (like anaphylaxis) and larynx damage.
To find the best medical malpractice lawyer, you should search for a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice law and who has handled cases similar to yours. In most circumstances, you should hire a local attorney with at least a few years of experience trying cases and who has industry recognition. Lastly, you should also look at the attorney's historical results to get a sense of outcomes for the lawyer's past clients.
If you are injured, you should always consult with an experienced attorney to determine if you have a potential medical malpractice claim. Red flags that should alert you to consult with an attorney include (i) instances where a medical procedure was performed for which you weren't advised of the risks or did not consent to, (ii) a physician admits (they will rarely do this) to a medical mistake and (iii) you have undergone multiple procedures in an attempt to correct a past one that went wrong.
Medical malpractice settlements vary widely based on numerous factors, including but not limited to the egregiousness of the medical mistake, the type and extent of the injuries suffered and the attorney or law firm handling your case. Our attorneys can help you understand the potential value of your claim and refer you to an attorney who can maximize any potential recovery.
Medical malpractice is caused by physician errors due to the failure to exercise care, a lack of experience or training, a lack of proper communication and coordination between medical staff and as a result of overworked physicians.
Generally, there are two grounds for medical malpractice claims. The most common ground is negligence. Negligence generally means that a physician's action or inaction fell below the standard of care within the medical community. Depending on your state, another ground for medical malpractice may be lack of informed consent. This generally occurs when a physician fails to disclose information a reasonable patient would have wanted to know when deciding whether to undergo a procedure or when a physician performs a procedure without a patient's permission resulting in injury.
In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a lawsuit will generally be filed against the physician and the hospital involved. The physician's malpractice insurance carrier will appoint an attorney to defend the case. Once the injured victim's injuries are fully known, an attorney will make a demand for settlement. If a settlement cannot be made, litigation will commence and the matter may go to trial or may be settled through arbitration.
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