Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many ways practitioners can make errors during a patient’s treatment.
Some examples of medical malpractice cases are:
Diagnosis – This includes incorrect, miss and delayed diagnoses. Lack of or failure to obtain informed consent also falls within diagnosis error.
Surgical errors – Surgical errors can encompass wrong site surgery, surgery performed on the wrong body part, surgery done on the wrong patient and surgical equipment left in a patient. Medication errors – Prescribing/administering medication to the wrong patient as well as holding back on medication that should be administered are both types of medical malpractice.
Birth injuries – Sometimes, delivery mistakes may cause brain injuries to a newborn. Wrongful death – When a patient passes away as the result of an error made by a medical professional, this type of malpractice can be referred to as wrongful death.
Misconduct – Actions that qualify as misconduct include: submitting fraudulent reports to an insurance company, practicing without a license, practicing under the influence of drugs or alcohol, discriminating against a patient, etc. Medical malpractice can occur in any healthcare facility or doctor’s office. For example, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, dentists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, and nursing home employees are just some of professionals who may cause an injury or accident while you are being treated. To learn more about how to file a lawsuit, speak with an experienced NJ medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of James C. DeZao.
Professional Malpractice and Misconduct
We should select professionals based on their credentials, code of ethics, qualifications, and reputation. However, sometimes a professional is chosen because a relative worked with them, or an individual liked their ad in the phone book. The latter way to select a professional is not suggested. Professionals aren’t exempt from making mistakes, and some can be just as frightening as bodily injuries. Typical professional malpractice and misconduct cases may involve brokers, accountants, and lawyers. Many of these cases cause financial hardships or damage your reputation.
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