Personal Injury Due to Medical Malpractice. These days, various incidents have been reported where patients have been injured due to the negligence of doctors , medical staff and wrong treatment. The errors during medical treatment, surgery or medicine can lead to physical or mental harm. In this case, the patient can file a claim for med mal and sue the doctor. However, the case has to be strong enough to support the claim including the evidence and medical reports. Some of the effects of medical malpractice are elaborated below:
Failure to diagnose the medical problem
The treatment is assigned to the patient only if the problem is diagnosed in the first place. Due to delayed or misdiagnosis, the patient’s condition can worsen and more complications can arise. In many cases, patients are given the wrong kind of medicines because their medical problem was never diagnosed properly. With the wrong treatment, a patient can suffer physically and mentally to a great extent.
Fetal medical errors
In many medical procedures such as heart surgeries, anesthesia and cancer treatment, a person may receive errors in the treatment that can be life-threatening or life-altering. These errors can cost a lot to the patient and his family in terms of finances, physical pain and mental distress. It also takes a lot of time for them to deal with such a situation. If the family loses a breadwinner, these errors can lead them to a tough life ahead.
Birth injuries to infants
If the infant has received any injury during the birth time, it can cost his or her life to a great extent. In many cases, the child receives irreversible birth injuries due to the negligence of medical staff that can lead to permanent disability. Additionally, the mother of the child can also suffer injuries during labor pain that can be fatal.
Errors in prescribing medicines
If the doctor prescribes the wrong medicine for a medical condition, it not only worsens the problem but also gives birth to a new one. It has been observed that the patient starts to develop a new medical problem if he has been taking the wrong medicines for a long time. In such cases, the patient needs to contact another doctor for a second opinion. He can point out that the medicines that he has been taking are not relevant to his disease.
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you should hire a suitable attorney.