All Types of Medical Negligence
You may not know much about medical negligence cases if you or someone close to you has never been a victim. Medical malpractice may not be easy to notice in some cases; a significant amount of time may passed before you realize you were injured by the actions or inactions of a medical professional. It’s never late to forward your case to a medical malpractice attorney.
Generally, the law gives you a specific amount of time to file a legal claim for damages and the time starts at the time of injury or when you knew or should have known that you were injured and the injury may have been caused by a medical professional. It is best to consult an attorney as soon as possible as time limits for filing depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your particular situation.
Pregnancy, Labor, and Childbirth Injuries
The whole process of childbirth comes with many complications and the situation can worsen if the nurse or doctor doesn’t take the necessary precaution or act on time. A basis for a medical malpractice case can arise out of how the pregnancy was handled, the labor process, or the handling of the baby after birth. The following practices by a medical caregiver can give rise to a medical negligence lawsuit:
- Failure to perform a cesarean section leading to the child’s permanent head damage
- Complications arising from induced labor; some drugs that doctors use to induce labor can harm the mother or the child if not monitored carefully
- Inappropriate handling of a difficult birth, a doctor can try to get the baby out of the mother but in the process injures it causing permanent damage
- Failure to inform the mother that the child would be born with a particular disability
Medication and Prescription Error
Doctors write prescriptions with frequency. It is possible that a mistake can occur. Any error in medication can lead to serious medical conditions or death. Medication errors include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Inappropriate dosage amount and/ or period
- Wrong dispensing or prescription of medication
- Prescribing a drug that the patient is allergic to and the doctor understands
A doctor can fail to diagnose a particular medical condition due to overwhelming work in the hospital or clinic. A physician can be held responsible for this type of negligence. Delayed diagnosis of the following conditions can minimize or prolong the chances of recovery. Some conditions that often go undiagnosed include cancer, trauma, appendicitis, stroke, heart attack, and coronary artery disease.
In some cases surgical negligence occurs The following circumstances allow for the filing of a medical malpractice claim:
- Leaving a foreign object in patient’s body
- Performing a wrong operation
- Perforating an organ during operation
- Performing an operation on a wrong body part
- Poor hygiene during operation resulting in an infection
Contact Our Medical Negligence Attorneys
If you or someone you love was injured or may have been injured by the action or inaction of a medical professional, it is critical that you seek legal assistance as soon as you discover your injury. Our medical negligence attorneys are knowledgeable in all types of medical negligence claims. Contact medical negligence attorney Jamie Sutton today to schedule a no-cost evaluation that will provide answers to many of the questions that you have. Our law firm represents residents of Feasterville, Bensalem and Levittown, as well as all of Pennsylvania.