If you have been the victim of a medical mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical costs, loss of wages and medical care. Cases involving medical malpractice include the following:
Hospital malpractice – hospital staff may fail to follow up on test results, ignore safety guidelines such as washing hands, or diagnose and treat patients for the wrong medical condition.
Surgical errors – These include wrong-site surgeries, retained foreign objects such as surgical instruments and sponges, wrong surgeries performed and causing damage to organs.
Emergency room malpractice – Involves failure of duty of care to patients by medical staff resulting in wrong treatment, aggravation of current health condition and misdiagnosis.
Sub-standard care – Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide their patients with quality care. Includes errors made in diagnosis, birthing processes, prescriptions, treatment and surgical procedures.
Diagnostic errors – Mistakes made in reading tests, evaluating a patient’s symptoms and failure to explore all possible health conditions may lead to a delay in diagnosis and accurate treatment.
Medication errors – Giving a patient the wrong dose or prescribing the wrong medication can cause irrevocable harm to that patient. These errors can be attributed to medical staff or pharmacists.
If you wish to discuss a Medical Malpractice injury with an attorney at The Law Office of David Stein call us at 212-596-7251 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.