WHAT CONSTITUTES MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE?
Many people are at risk for becoming injured because of the negligence of a doctor or another medical professional. Like in any profession, doctors and nurses can make mistakes. However, unlike many professions, their mistakes have a direct effect on the health and wellbeing of patients. This is why medical staff negligence is so unacceptable. Because the medical field is so technical and specialized, these people must take special precautions to ensure they do not cause harm to their patients.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice are as follows:
- Surgical Error- It is not unheard of for a surgeon to remove the wrong organ, leave medical instruments inside of a patient or accidentally snip an artery. If your loved one was killed or seriously injured because of a negligent surgery, then this constitutes medical malpractice.
- Misdiagnosis- While doctors may not be able to detect everyone’s illnesses right away, there is a certain level of care that they must provide so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. If a doctor diagnoses a patient with the wrong illness and they were administered the wrong treatment, they could have been seriously hurt.
- Failure to Diagnose- Failure to diagnose is especially dangerous when it comes to time-sensitive illnesses such as cancer. If your doctor failed to diagnose your illness and it worsened, then you may have a medical malpractice case.
KENNESAW INJURY ATTORNEY FOR MALPRACTICE CASES
If you or someone you love has become the victim of the negligence of a medical professional, then you can seek the help of a Kennesaw personal injury lawyer at our firm. At Jones & Swanson, we have the skill that it takes to get you compensated.
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