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The Five Most Common Causes Of Medical Malpractice

  • Oct 5 2023

Medical malpractice cases are complex and emotionally challenging, often resulting from healthcare providers’ errors or negligence. To protect patients and ensure accountability, it’s crucial to understand the common causes of medical malpractice. In this post, a dedicated Gaithersburg, MD medical malpractice lawyer from our firm discusses the five most common factors that lead to medical malpractice and explains how our law firm can assist victims seeking justice and compensation.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is a leading cause of medical malpractice claims. This occurs when a healthcare provider fails to accurately identify a patient’s condition or diagnoses it too late, leading to delayed treatment. In some cases, the incorrect diagnosis can result in unnecessary treatments or medications. Our firm can investigate the circumstances surrounding the misdiagnosis, consult with medical experts, and help victims seek compensation for the harm caused by the error.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors encompass a range of mistakes that occur during surgical procedures. These errors can include performing the wrong surgery, operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or making surgical incisions that result in complications. Surgical errors often have severe consequences and can lead to additional surgeries, infections, or even permanent damage. Your medical malpractice lawyer can examine the details of the surgery, gather evidence, and hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their mistakes.

Medication Errors

Medication errors involve mistakes in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medications. These errors can occur at any stage of the medication process, from prescribing the wrong medication to giving the wrong dosage. Medication errors can lead to adverse reactions, severe side effects, and sometimes even fatalities. Antezana & Antezana, LLC can help victims determine the cause of the medication error and pursue legal action against the responsible parties, such as doctors, nurses, or pharmacists.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can result from medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. These injuries may affect the newborn or the mother and can include conditions like cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, or maternal hemorrhaging. Antezana & Antezana, LLC can investigate the circumstances surrounding the birth injury, collaborate with medical experts, and help families secure compensation to cover the lifelong costs associated with these injuries.

Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

Before undergoing any medical procedure, patients have the right to be informed about the risks, benefits, and alternatives. Failure to obtain informed consent occurs when healthcare providers do not adequately communicate these factors or perform a procedure without the patient’s consent. In such cases, patients may not have had the opportunity to make informed decisions about their medical care. A skilled medical malpractice lawyer can advocate for patients’ rights and help them seek legal recourse when informed consent is lacking.

Medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it is essential to contact Antezana & Antezana, LLC. Our firm can provide guidance and legal representation throughout the process, ensuring that your rights are protected, and justice is served.

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