Medical malpractice suits can affect individuals for a lifetime. Depending on the severity of your case, you may be experiencing daily pain and suffering. Instead of just living with the results of someone else's actions, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the justice you deserve. While some may brush off thoughts of litigation by thinking that they will be a hero by not bringing a physician to justice, it is important to know that if a physician has made a mistake with you, they may be making mistakes with other people. Bringing physicians who are not practicing medicine safely to justice will help protect other people from experiencing the same thing that you experience daily.
That being said, there are many different types of medical malpractice suits. Some people may not be aware that any damages outside of the norm have been sustained, since some physicians brush off their actions by telling patients that their results are typical. If you are experiencing daily pain after a medical procedure, that is not normal.
Here are a few types of medical malpractice to watch out for.
Delayed Diagnosis. If you have been discussing your symptoms with a doctor for an extended period of time but little or nothing is being done to treat the actual problem, you may have a case of delayed diagnosis. Sometimes instead of addressing the main problem that people are experiencing, they will treat the symptoms only. For example, let's say that someone has a case of diverticulitis (a condition that makes food digestion painful and difficult), but their doctor is only treating the symptom of stomach pain. By not addressing that actual problem, the condition could continue to get worse, causing other problems in the future. If you visit another doctor and are accurately diagnosed with diverticulitis, you may be able to file a medical malpractice suit against your original doctor.
Surgical Errors. There are so many ways that surgeons can botch a surgery. That being said, not every surgery that does not go as planned is a medical malpractice suit. Doctors are expected to perform to the height of their best efforts and to do what any surgeon would do if they were present in the case of an emergency. However, if major organs, nerves, or tissue has been damaged during surgery, that should have been avoided. Leaving medical equipment inside individuals is always the fault of the doctor. Not providing enough or providing too much anesthetic is another way that surgeons and anesthesiologists make mistakes during surgery. Discussing your individual case with a personal injury attorney will help you to figure out exactly what care you were entitled to.
Contact a personal injury lawyer for more information.Share