When you get injured and go to a doctor or hospital for treatment, you expect to be treated with the utmost care. However, there are times when patients are denied proper care. This can lead to the worsening of a condition; it can cause other conditions to arise or it can lead to death. According to the National Academy of Science, approximately 98,000 Americans die and hundreds of thousands of others are injured due to the negligence and misconduct of a health care provider.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
A diagnosis must be performed before any medical treatment is prescribed. However, a lapse in judgment when determining a diagnosis can have serious consequences for the patient. A delay in judgment or treatment can also have a catastrophic effect.
Not all treatments will work for every patient, but if the prescribed treatment results in a worsening of the problem, this could constitute medical malpractice. These types of treatment errors can be due to an incorrect interpretation of diagnostic tests, improper prescriptions given, administration of medication or anesthesia, surgical errors, birth traumas or the improper monitoring of a patient’s condition.
Before any form of treatment is administered, it is necessary for a patient to fill out a form that states they consent to the treatment and that they are aware of the risks involved. If the patient is not made aware of these risks or the doctor proceeds with treatment without the patient’s consent, it may be considered medical malpractice.
A Surgery Not Performed Properly
Surgical errors are preventable mistakes made during surgery that can lead to even bigger problems. All surgery involves some risk, however, surgical errors go beyond any expected or possible complications during the surgery.
Failure to Monitor a Patient’s Conditions
A physician must administer the same level of care that another physician would offer a patient in the same situation. If a physician violates the standard of care based on an individual’s care and needs, this could be considered malpractice.
Interpreting the Results of Diagnostic Tests Incorrectly
A misdiagnosis can be caused by the medical lab or radiology center incorrectly performing a test or incorrectly interpreting the results of a test. If incorrect test results are then given to the Doctor, an incorrect diagnosis can be made.
Getting Help for Your Medical Malpractice Case
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you need a reliable attorney on your side. The Law Office of Georgia Anderson can give you the help you need.
Georgia Anderson offers aggressive representation and a high level of care for her clients. She will assess your case to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you suffered injuries due to a health care worker’s negligence or incompetence, don’t let them get away with it.
Call Georgia Anderson to see to it that justice is served.