Medication errors are one of the most common medical errors, causing injury or death to at least 1.5 million patients every year. These errors occur, not just in hospitals, but also in nursing homes or long-term care facilities, home healthcare settings, pharmacies and clinics.
Other common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Anesthesia and surgical errors
- Birth injuries, including Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and Brain Damage
- Delayed diagnosis or failed diagnosis of a medical condition (including cancer)
- Misdiagnosis (for example, heart attack misdiagnosed as indigestion)
- Improper or inadequate treatment of an illness or disease
Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit is a daunting endeavor emotionally and financially. There are also complex medical and legal issues that need to be researched and evaluated to investigate and prove your case. An experienced malpractice lawyer will retain the appropriate medical experts and other consultants to help prove the negligence that occurred.