Medical professionals and providers should always offer the best and safest treatments for patients. They are rightfully held to high standards and will often be held liable if they fall short of those standards for any reason. Never ignore or overlook any situation in which your doctor may have failed you. And if you are caring for a loved one, speak up on their behalf if a medical professional made any errors. Calling a bedsore attorney is the first thing to do so the fact-gathering process can begin. We’ve identified several of the most common medical errors that can lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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Injuries During Birth

These types of injuries occur when either the baby or the mother are injured or die during the birthing process. Some of the common medical malpractice lawsuits surrounding these situations include:

  • Not performing an emergency C-section when needed
  • Not responding to fetal distress quickly
  • Not using the correct medical equipment or incorrectly using equipment during delivery
  • And many more

The result of negligence by a medical professional during birth can lead to permanent injuries to the mother or baby. If you believe you witnessed negligence by a doctor during the birthing process, reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible to determine the strength of a medical malpractice lawsuit you might be able to file.

Errors With Anesthesia

Anesthesia errors are also common when medical professionals are negligent. Too many times patients are left unmonitored after receiving anesthesia and they end up having reactions or other complications as a result. The medical professional should review and understand every patient’s medical history to determine whether any possible complications could arise. Then once the anesthesia is given, they should monitor their equipment and the patient’s vitals to ensure everything remains stable. Your bedsore attorney in Nassau County can help if you or a loved one experienced issues when provided anesthesia by a medical professional.

Mistakes During Surgery

When surgical errors occur, patients might experience long-term health issues and should pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are plenty of mistakes that can happen during surgery, and some of the common issues and errors include:

  • Damaging organs or other vitals during surgery
  • Not operating on the correct part of the body
  • Not operating on the correct patient
  • Not sanitizing the room properly before surgery
  • Leaving equipment inside the patient following the procedure
  • Not providing appropriate post-care instructions to the patient

Some of these mistakes may seem surprising, but they are possible and have happened before. Call your NY bedsore lawyer in Suffolk County immediately if you or a loved one experienced medical mistakes during surgery.

Delayed Or Incorrect Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis is one of the most common errors medical professionals make that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. When a medical professional does not diagnose a condition or illness correctly, it could lead to the patient taking incorrect medication or other wrong treatments. As a result, the patient’s condition could worsen or other issues could arise. 

While you should always reach out to a bedsore attorney if you believe you have been misdiagnosed or your diagnosis was delayed, it might not always lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical professionals have an obligation to provide the best care possible and deliver an accurate diagnosis to the best of their abilities. Your bedsore attorney will need to prove that a competent doctor should have understood the patient’s condition and diagnosed them properly as a result to have a successful medical malpractice lawsuit.

Prescribing Wrong Medication Or Incorrect Dosage Of Medication

Medication errors are also some of the most common reasons why medical malpractice lawsuits are filed. Medical professionals sometimes prescribe the wrong medication or instruct them to take incorrect doses of medication. These issues can lead to the patient’s condition worsening, or it could lead to other health problems. Your medical professional should always:

  • Understand whether patients are taking other drugs or medication before prescribing medication
  • Explain the dangers of taking particular medication to patients
  • Know what types of medication the patient is allergic to
  • Prescribe the correct medication with clear instructions on the appropriate doses to take

If you believe you were prescribed incorrect medication or were instructed to take incorrect doses of medication and suffered health complications as a result, reach out to a bedsore attorney in Nassau County.

When You Should Reach Out To A Lawyer

Medical malpractice lawsuits can happen with anyone. While you should be able to put your full trust in the medical professional helping you, it’s very important to pay attention to what is going on when you are at a medical facility. Notice everything from the medical professional’s body language to their overall demeanor and everything in between. If they appear to act negligently at any time, then it could strengthen your case for a medical malpractice lawsuit should any issues arise. And if you ever suffer from a health issue as a result of a medical error, reach out to a bedsore attorney right away.

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC has seen numerous medical malpractice cases and is here to help patients receive compensation and damages for any problems they experienced. Medical professionals need to be held liable for their actions or inactions and that’s what we are here for. If you or a loved one experienced any of these medical errors or other errors that led to health complications, don’t ignore them. Be sure to contact us right away to schedule a free case evaluation and see how we can help. 

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Terrence H.

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