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3 Common Instances of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is any act or omission by a doctor or other healthcare provider that causes harm or injury to the patient. These are three of the most common causes of medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: When a doctor or other healthcare provider does not properly diagnose your condition, the results can be detrimental to your health. When misdiagnosis happens, you might have to go through unnecessary treatments, take harmful medicine, and waste extra time on the wrong issue.

If your doctor fails to diagnose a condition that they should have been able to identify, it could be considered medical malpractice, thus making the doctor liable for any injuries you sustained because of their negligence.

Childbirth Injuries: A birth injury can happen when a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider is negligent during the birthing process that causes harm to the mother or child.

Birth injuries to a child can be severe or mild. Potentially, the child might need long term care due to the severe effects their injury cause, which often results in costly expenses for the child’s life.

Medication Errors: This occurs when a medical professional does one of the following:

  • Gives you the wrong medication

  • Administers the wrong dosage of medicine

  • Directs you to take a combination of drugs that are known to cause complications

  • Gives you medication that you are allergic to

If you are faced with one of these instances, you might need to seek help from an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Have You Suffered From Medical Malpractice?

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact a Philadelphia attorney today. At The Villari Firm, we will help you pursue the fair compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Call The Villari Firm today at (215) 372-8889 if you are a victim of medical malpractice.