One places a special kind of trust in the surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals liable for one’s medical care and well-being. That trust, unfortunately, isn’t always rewarded. In some cases, the actions of a healthcare professional may rise to the level of malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient.
When you go in for surgery, especially unexpected surgery, you’re often putting your life into the hands of strangers, assuming they can heal what is making you unwell. But what happens if you end up with an even more severe injury or additional health issue instead? Or worse, you lose a loved one because of a serious mistake a health professional made?
If you or a family member find yourself in this situation, it is crucial that you contact a seasoned medical malpractice attorney in Orange County and learn about your legal rights.
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Common Medical Malpractice Mistakes
As a result of hospital under-staffing and other issues relating to covid-19, we are seeing an increase in medical malpractice cases, such as misdiagnosis, throughout Orange County. However, it is important to note that you may become the victim of medical malpractice in various ways.
Below are some common cases of medical malpractice:
1. Medical misdiagnosis: Diagnostic errors are medical slips that involve a doctor’s incorrect identification of an injury, disease, infection, or other condition.
2. Surgical errors: Surgery is inherently risky, and errors do occur. With that being said, actions such as performing unnecessary surgeries, recklessly cutting nerves or arteries, operating on incorrect body parts, leaving surgical instruments inside patients, or failing to shield against post-operative infections can give rise to malpractice cases.
3. Medication errors: Medications that are prescribed unnecessarily or administered despite a patient’s known allergy can appear in serious impairment.
4. Anesthesia errors: A vital tool of modern medicine, anesthesia must be administered accurately and in precise doses to avoiding causing needless harm to patients.
5. Birth injury: If your child suffered a preventable birth injury or developed cerebral palsy due to a doctor’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your child’s injuries and future medical care, etc…
6. Federal tort claims: The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) gives citizens the capacity to file lawsuits against the government for issues such as Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital malpractice and other government-funded medical care.
Hiring a California Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or your loved one has suffered harm at the hands of a negligent doctor, you have already been the victim once. If you choose to deal with insurance companies on your own and without consulting legal representation, it is likely that you will suffer twice. Insurance companies are looking out for their own best interests and giving you maximum compensation for your injuries is not their priority. You will need an experienced attorney to fight for you to ensure to receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
At Dennis Law Group, we understand what you are going through and can present the aggressive case representation you need to ensure your rights are secured during this time.
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