When a medical professional breaches his duty of care, it can amount to medical malpractice and lead to a legal claim. There are certain common medical errors that are termed as medical negligence.
Healthcare professionals are duty bound to provide the best care and treatment to the patients. In case the doctor is negligent and this leads to any harm or injury to the patient, it can qualify as a medical malpractice claim. However, this does not mean that any situation when the patient is dissatisfied with the physician or the medical treatment will allow them to claim damages.
Let’s take a look at some of the common instances of medical malpractice as outlined by medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles, California:
- Misdiagnosis – If a doctor fails to correctly diagnose the patient’s condition, provides an incorrect diagnosis or even if the diagnosis is delayed, it can prevent the patient from receiving appropriate treatment and getting a better outcome.
- Improper treatment – At times, the prescribed treatment itself may be wrong – like, prescribing the wrong medication, incorrectly administering the drug, failing to note a harmful drug reaction or even failing to warn the patient of known risks. This can have a significant effect on the health and life of the patient.
- Surgical errors – Negligence during a surgical procedure, like performing wrong or unnecessary surgery, surgery on the wrong body part, needless lacerations, damaging other organs or nerves, leaving a foreign object inside the patient, anesthesia-related errors or even inadequate care after the surgery can have dreadful (and even fatal) consequences.
- Negligence during childbirth – Any kind of medical neglect or laxity during pregnancy or delivery can have a devastating impact on the fetus/baby. This can range from failing to diagnose the expecting mother’s medical condition, failing to identify birth defects to failing to anticipate birth complications and so on.
However, even if someone experiences such medical negligence, it is often not easy to prove the malpractice. Skilled and experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles, California – like Kahn Roven, LLP (www.kahnroven.com) – can help determine whether the case is viable, find experts to prove the case and also handle the complicated legal process.
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