Most patient care is performed in accordance with the standards proscribed by the medical profession. With that said, many patients would be alarmed about how often preventable medical errors occur in New York.
Experienced medical malpractice attorneys at points in and around the Hudson Valley regions of New York State know that thousands of claims over medical malpractice allegations will be paid in any given year. In fact, recent years have seen thousands of new medical malpractice cases in a single calendar year.
Some troubling things about medical malpractice are the facts that your doctor is not required to tell you that he or she made a mistake that should not have happened; additionally, many patients do not know they were negligently treated until a new medical problem arises at a later time. Therefore, it is sometimes very hard for injured patients to know that they were treated negligently.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys know that the best way patients can at first determine if a doctor negligent caused them harm is by knowing the ways in which doctors have harmed patients in the past.
Knowledge is power, so consider the following list of ways doctors have negligently injured patients in the past:
- Emergency room mistakes, such as a failure to admit a patient into the hospital for treatment.
- Failing to diagnose the patient’s ailment, disease, or illness.
- Making the wrong diagnoses.
- Medication errors of either failing to prescribe medication, prescribing the wrong medication, prescribing the wrong dosage, and or administering the medication wrongly.
- Reading test results wrong, such as lab reports and or x-ray photos.
- Improperly treating a pregnant mother.
- Negligently performing a caesarian section.
- Negligently performing traditional birth, such as the wrongful use of forceps.
- Performing surgery that was not need and or not necessary.
- Performing the right surgery but on the wrong patient.
- Operating on the wrong side or wrong site on the patient.
- Negligently performing the surgery in any other way that which was not conducted in accordance with the standards of the profession.
- Administering anesthesia improperly.
- Failing to provide adequate post operative care to the patient.
- Failing to provide the patient with informed consent.
- Mistakes during gastric bypass surgery.
- Back surgery errors.
- Among others
As you can tell from this list, many types of doctors can be held liable for medical malpractice. If you thought such, you are very intuitive. General practitioners can be guilty of malpractice, so too can anesthesiologists, nurses, assistants, dentists, surgeons, podiatrists, technicians, and even entire, medical offices, clinics, hospitals, or any other medical treatment center.
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