Doctors and surgeons are highly trained medical professionals, but they are only human. It’s scary to think about, but medical mistakes are more common than you’d think. When your trust in a medical professional results in health problems, you should not be responsible for the consequences.
How common are medical mistakes?
While a vast majority of the time, medical professionals act professionally, mistakes are possible. Medical errors cost about $20 billion a year! After crunching the numbers, one in 7 Medicare patients experiences some degree of medical error. That’s just calculating incidences detected and reported.
These medical errors may occur at any step of the way. Not every incidence is a horror story about a surgeon leaving scissors in an open wound. Sometimes medical mistakes refer to errors made at the lab or during your diagnosis. Some of the more common mistakes to consider are:
- Misdiagnosis: Did a doctor give you the wrong diagnosis that resulted in extensive suffering or improper treatment?
- Surgical Mistakes: Were unexpected surgical errors experienced resulting in the need for corrective surgery or irreversible damages?
- Poor Communication: Did your doctor fail to provide you with a diagnosis? Were you given the wrong instructions about your treatment or post-operative care?
- Wrong Medication: Did the pharmacy accidentally give you the wrong prescription? Did you suffer after nurses administered the wrong medication doses?
- Mistreatment: Were doctors derogatory or rude to you in any way? Do you feel your poor medical care was a result of discrimination or prejudice?
What should I do if I think I’m the victim of a medical error
If you believe you or a loved one experienced a medical mistake, you may be liable for compensation. Consider thinking about how the medical mistake affected you and contact an experienced legal professional,
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