Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
The types of medical malpractice cases that warrant filing a medical claim are those that result in damages due to negligence. Cases in which the medical professional followed a standard of care or that do not involve serious injury typically do not warrant legal action.
Making a mistake doesn’t necessarily warrant a claim. The severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the act of negligence will play a role in deciding if you have a strong case.
The following are 10 types of medical malpractice cases that could lead to filing a medical claim:
- leaving an instrument inside the patient’s body;
- giving medications that are known to have harmful interactions with one another;
- amputating the wrong limb;
- lacerating and organ or artery;
- giving a very high, dangerous dose of radiation;
- not performing an emergency C-section when there is fetal distress;
- performing surgery that was unnecessary, such as hysterectomy;
- giving tainted blood to a patient;
- delaying the diagnosis of a serious medical condition and reducing the chance of recovery; and
- improper intubation.
Being able to prove all the elements of a medical or dental malpractice case is critical if you hope to have any chance at recovering compensation, so don’t delay seeking legal counsel.
To learn about your legal rights, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato. Call us at 954-522-5800 or 1-954-633-8270. Cases vary depending on circumstances, so contact a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney to review whether yours is a type of medical malpractice case that may lead to filing a medical claim.