Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider commits a negligent act, causing an injury to the patient. From surgical errors to misdiagnosing a health issue, discover several common types of medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis

Two things must be proven in a misdiagnosis case for it to qualify as medical malpractice. First, the correct diagnosis would have been made if another doctor were seen. Second, the patient must have experienced injury due to the misdiagnosis.

Failure to Treat

Part of your doctor’s responsibility is accurately diagnosing your condition and treating it! If he sends you home without a follow-up, fails to treat your condition, or recommends the wrong treatment, your injury could get worse.

Errors During Surgery

There is a widespread, flawed belief that the patient has no ground to sue if a surgeon committed an error during surgery because a consent form was signed. However, just because a patient signs a consent form does not give the surgeon immunity from consequences if errors occurred.

Injuries During the Birth Process

Birth injuries that occur to the mother or child can be devasting or even deadly. If the doctor committed negligent acts, years of medical care may be necessary. This time of welcoming life into the world should be celebrated, not filled with uncertainty.

The Bushway & Waystack Attorneys Can Help

The Bushway & Waystack lawyers take medical malpractice seriously, as we believe that doctors should provide a high standard of care to their patients. If you’ve been injured due to negligent actions, such as the four listed above, allow us to fight for you so you can fully focus on your recovery journey. Call us today to discuss your medical malpractice case: 478-621-4995.