Types of Medical Malpractice Negligence
Medical malpractice can be caused by many different types of negligence. Anything from simple human error to gross negligence can cause significant harm to a patient. Even the smallest mistakes made by doctors or health care professionals can have life-altering effects for their patients and their families. In many cases these mistakes can even lead to death.
Medical negligence occurs when medical professionals fail to use reasonable care, or act in a way that results in damage, injury, harm, or loss to another. Some of the most common types of negligence that can lead to a medical malpractice case include:
- Human error malpractice
- Accident malpractice
- Gross negligence malpractice
- Treatment Errors
- Prescription drug errors or medication errors
- Failure to conduct proper testing
- Failure to treat or erroneous treatment
- Failure to diagnose or erroneous diagnosis
- Substandard care, substandard treatment, or substandard surgery
- Unauthorized treatment or lack of informed consent
- Guaranteed results or guaranteed prognosis
- Breaches of doctor-patient confidentiality
- Vicarious liability
A common misconception is that medical malpractice only pertains to physicians or surgeons. This is not true. Any medical professional charged with treating or caring for you can commit malpractice. Medical malpractice or negligence can come at the hands of nurses, medical assistants, anesthesiologists, radiologists, dentists, and many others. Also, it is important to understand that malpractice is not only limited to hospitals or doctor’s offices. You may become a victim of medical negligence in any health-care setting.
If you believe that you have experienced medical negligence in any of these situations, you may have a medical malpractice case.
- Doctor's office
- Emergency room
- Regular checkup
- Surgical procedure
- Dentist's office
- Or any other medical specialist
Negligence can be very difficult to demonstrate which is why a medical malpractice attorney is crucial in helping pursue a successful medical malpractice personal injury claim. The Sweeney Law Firm handles all types of cases related to medical malpractice and medical negligence.
At Sweeney Law Firm, the initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds. There is no reason to hesitate. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Have your Indiana Medical Malpractice Case reviewed today.