Types of Medical Malpractice
Any one of us, at any time, could have an accident or illness that may require medical care. Emergency medical care, routine surgeries and routine consultations are a part of nearly every American’s way of life. It is important that our medical system and medical professionals are held to the highest standards of safety and care.
Don’t be fooled… medical mistakes and malpractice occurrences can happen in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
- Birth and Delivery Negligence
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
The Journal of American Medicine Association cites that 34% of all malpractice claims for inpatients were the result of surgical errors. According to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYNs) were estimated to be involved in about 20% of malpractice cases.
Misdiagnosis accounted for almost 50% of all outpatient errors.
How to be Vigilant
Protecting yourself and your loved ones is essential.
- Research your physician
- Research your hospital system
- Have a loved one present at all times
- Have a thorough understanding – Ask questions
- Get a second or third opinion
- Call for help the moment you suspect a problem or error
Medical mistakes and malpractice can have a profound impact on your life, and may even result in a tragic, preventable death. It is essential that we all hold our medical systems and our physicians to the highest standards!
If you or a loved one was a victim of medical mistakes or malpractice, you must contact me immediately. I have been fighting for the rights of victims for over 36 years!
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Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.