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What Are the Types of Errors Behind Medical Malpractice Cases? | Types of Medical Malpractice

Posted by Timothy J. Ryan | Jun 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The following is an article from the Percy Martinez Law firm

Mistakes by a medical professional are more common than people think. A mistake by a medical professional can severely injure and even kill a patient. Even when a mistake does happen, negligence must have been exercised by the medical professional for it to be considered a medical malpractice. Errors by medical professionals can appear in many different ways

An error in the medical field is sometimes not even visible. A person might take months to figure out that they were injured during their stay at the hospital or treatment by a doctor. The lawyers in Tampa can aid their clients to understand the reasoning behind their injury. Learning what types of injuries occur during a medical malpractice is a great way to study any injuries that a person may have suffered. To understand whether a person has been injured they need to first understand what types of errors can happen.

Any mistake in the medical field can cause a person to suffer debilitating injuries. Because mistakes in the medical field are so delicate, medical professionals must maintain the standard of care that they must give all of their patients. Below will be described the errors that are usually behind medical malpractice cases.

Common Errors Behind Medical Malpractice

The errors behind a medical malpractice can be obvious just like they can be not so obvious. These are some errors that tend to be the causes for medical malpractice:

Delaying Treatment: The majority of medical conditions will require treatment. Some medical conditions require slight treatment, while others require extensive treatment. There are medical conditions that need to be treated immediately. Medical conditions like cancer is a condition that requires prompt treatment because it is a condition that can worsen over time in a very short amount of time. The more progressed it gets, the worse chances a person has of surviving.

Providing the wrong medication to a patient

Not correctly diagnosing the condition: Usually, a physician will look at a patient's symptoms to determine the possible conditions that they may have. However, there are many conditions that have similar symptoms as other medical conditions. A minor condition might be confused for a severe one and vice-versa. When a person who has a minor condition is treated for a more severe condition the medication itself can cause the person further harm.

Providing the wrong medication to a patient: Medication can be given to a patient during their stay in the hospital just as it can be prescribed as they go home. When the wrong medication is given to the patient, they can suffer adverse side effects.

Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers Helping Their Clients

Many errors can be performed by a medical professional than the ones previously mentioned. Going through this predicament can leave a hole in the hearts of many and can leave them with no strength to go on. Percy Martinez Law firm attempts to make the lives of their clients much easier after suffering an injury by a medical professional in Tampa. The firm believes in justice and restoration for the clients.

An Orange County medical malpractice attorney can assist for cases in California.

About the Author

Timothy J. Ryan

Personal injury attorney Timothy J. Ryan has helped California injury victims recover more than $1 Billion since 1981. Tim is on the board of governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and received the 2020 award "10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys" for client satisfaction.


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