Commonly referred to as medical negligence, medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse or other health care provider fails to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition, resulting in a new or aggravating injury or even death.
Medical malpractice has two separate branches:
• When a health professional, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, therapist, or chiropractor, fails to property treat a medical condition, resulting in a new or aggravating injury to the patient;
• When a health professional acts in a manner that is considered unacceptable to how other health professionals in the same field would behave.
Common medical malpractice claims:
• Failure to properly diagnose a disease or illness
• Failure to properly monitor patients in the course of a disease or illness
• Failure to properly treat patients with a diagnosed disease or illness
• Surgical errors, including wrong-site surgery or anesthesia errors
• Failure to fully inform patients of risks with certain procedures and surgeries
• Misuse of prescription drugs
• Nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections
• Improper use of medical equipment or implants
• Failure to prevent the spread of resistant bacteria, such as MRSA or VRE
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