What is medical malpractice?
If a health care professional provides substandard treatment which causes harm, injury or death to a patient, it may be labelled medical malpractice.
What are some examples of the medical malpractice errors?
Medical malpractice errors include:
- Birth Injuries
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Defective Medical Devices
- Failure to Diagnose
- Improper/Incorrect X-rays
- Improper Blood Transfusions
- Medical Negligence
- Medication Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Negligent Amputations
- Surgical Injuries
- Obstetric/Gynecological Negligence
If am not satisfied with the results of surgery, can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor?
An unexpected or unsatisfied result of surgery does not necessarily mean that negligence occurred. In order to file a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff has to show that the medical professional’s negligence resulted in an injury.
Can I file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor who prescribed a drug for treatment, but didn’t tell me it was part of an experimental program?
It is the physician’s duty to discuss treatment or the prescribed drug. If the drug is a part of an experimental program, you have the right to refuse to participate in it. If the doctor did not tell you that the prescribed drug was part of an experimental program, you may be able to file a case against the doctor based on his failure to obtain your “informed consent” related to the treatment. In addition, if the drug has harmed you the doctor may be held responsible.