3 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

by actuate | January 22nd, 2018

Doctors’ offices and hospitals are supposed to be places of healing and professional care—not environments where negligence and carelessness cause serious complications and even death.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that most healthcare professionals are dedicated to their jobs and the well-being of their patients. But some fail to take the necessary precautions to protect their patients from harm, while others may knowingly endanger those in their care.

Our Norfolk medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals liable for any types of patient-harming negligence, which can include:

  1. Surgical errors – Surgery can reduce pain, improve mobility, and save lives, but it can also cause severe complications and side effects when errors occur. Surgeons who operate on the wrong body part, leave tools behind, or fail to sterilize equipment can put patients at risk.
  2. Misdiagnosis – Correctly diagnosing illnesses and diseases is one of the most essential parts of a physician’s job. It requires patience, research, and testing, but some healthcare professionals rush to conclusions, putting their patients’ well-being at risk and worsening their prognoses.
  3. Childbirth injuries – The delivery process always carries an element of risk for both babies and mothers. Doctors are trained to assist with deliveries in a manner that avoids harm, but some use forceful methods to complete deliveries, while others are negligent in follow-up care.

Other common forms of medical malpractice include medication errors and anesthesia errors. If you or someone you love was harmed by a negligent medical professional, we want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.