Medical malpractice arises from a failure to employ adequate levels of care, skill or due diligence by a healthcare provider, doctor or nurse. Medical negligence can occur at any point in time a patient is under the care of a medical professional.
Under guidelines set forth by the United States Dept of Labor; doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and other healthcare professionals are expected to meet certain standards of care and protocol. When being treated by a healthcare professional, whether it is during routine wellness visit or during a specialized procedure (such as a LASIK surgery), there should be no need to expect anything less than a competent level of expertise. As a qualified professional, it is their duty to ensure that these obligations are met.
IT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME
Medical malpractice can happen in any field of the healthcare industry and at any time. While there are a large variety of reasons why malpractice can happen, many are attributed simply to the large volume of patients that many medical facilities and their practitioners treat.
Some of the common areas of malpractice include (but are not limited to):
COMMON TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
Medical negligence is generally defined as the failure of a healthcare provider to provide an adequate level of treatment for their patient that causes or results in serious personal injury or death.
Negligence can be attributed to a number of different medical practitioners including (but not limited to); physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons.
Several types of the most common medical negligence include (but are not limited to):
There are many areas in the healthcare industry that can be the source of negligence. What is most important is that before you visit a doctor, be sure to research their history online and, if possible, ask your friends and family for their recommendations.
All medical professionals must make snap decisions during surgery that ultimately could determine the patient’s fate. Unfortunately, costly mistakes happen during surgery. Medical professionals sometimes are not properly trained. They work long hours and face workplace stress. Any of these factors can lead to hospital negligence and potentially may set the stage for a wrongful death lawsuit.
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