Examples of Medical Malpractice
Rash Mueller Helps You Understand Different Types of Medical Malpractice in Weston, FL
There are many types of medical malpractice that exist according to the medical negligence act. Rash Mueller takes all types of medical negligence seriously, but there are certain types of negligence that are not as common to detect. Our lawyer in South Weston can help you navigate how to get maximum compensation during this difficult time.
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Failure to Detect Cancer
When it comes to the different forms of cancer, proper and timely diagnosis is incredibly important. Most forms of cancer can be caught early on and with the proper treatment, can usually be controlled or even cured. This requires that a medical team be trained and proactive in recognizing and diagnosing an individual's condition.
Unfortunately, doctors and medical professionals can fail to properly detect cancer and may even misdiagnose your symptoms, which can lead to the progression of the disease and ultimately, wrongful death.
Our firm handles a variety of cancer misdiagnosis cases, including those involving:
- Skin cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
Failure to Diagnose
As upsetting or mind-boggling as it might seem, one of the leading causes of medical malpractice in America is actually when a doctor completely fails to diagnose an illness or injury. Rather than being treated for the affliction that is actually causing them pain and suffering, a patient is either not treated at all or treated for something else entirely. Either way, the results are extremely dangerous and unfairly put patients at risk.
Consequences of failing to diagnose an affliction include:
- Extended hospital stays
- Expensive medical bills
- Permanent debilitation
- Wrongful death
Medication Allergies in Weston
While it is true that over-the-counter medications that are self-prescribed can cause allergic reactions in the user, many of the most serious forms of medication allergies stem from incorrect prescription drugs given by a professional doctor.
Medications and prescription drugs do not always provide benefit to the user or patient. Sometimes an immediate or delayed allergic reaction can occur as the immune system rejects the substance, treating it as though it is a harmful parasite, bacteria, or virus.
Forms of negligence that can be found in allergy cases include:
- Prescribing a drug to which the patient is allergic
- Prescribing a drug similar to one to which the patient is allergic
- Prescribing a drug without proper diagnosis of illness
- Failing to diagnose symptoms of medication allergies
Ideally, it would be impossible to have the wrong limb amputated or to have a team of doctors and nurses operate on you without knowing why they are doing it. Yet reports of unnecessary surgeries happen frequently, originating from all around the country.
Reasons why unnecessary surgeries occur include:
- Errors by hospital clerks
- Surgeon exhaustion
- Mixing up patients
- Failing to diagnose real ailment
Emergency Room Errors in Weston
Thousands of patients are taken or rushed to an emergency room every year. Emergency rooms are often places of immense stress and chaos, which can easily lead to a number of small mistakes. However, in medicine, even a small mistake could prove life-threatening.
The top emergency room-related medical malpractice suits include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Contaminated blood transfusions
- Contaminated medical devices
- Neglect (from EMTs, paramedics, and attending physicians)
Wrong Patient Surgery
While performing surgery on the wrong patient may seem unimaginable, in reality, this type of medical malpractice comprises a significant amount of surgical errors in the United States. Wrong patient surgeries can result in adverse effects for both the patient who undergoes the surgery and the patient who does not receive the correct surgery in a timely manner.
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