Common Types of Medical Malpractice

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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
  • Misdiagnosis
  • 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!

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice
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Medical mistakes occur thousands of times annually in the US. Often times, patients and their families are in the dark as to what happened. Physicians, nurses, hospital staff etc. will never admit to a mistake and the well funded medical institutions will certainly not side with the patient. Be your own advocate. Make sure family members know the risks of any procedure or medication. Tell family members everything! If you suspect a medical mistake occurred, contact me or an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately!
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