When A Doctor’s Mistake Causes Injury To Patients

In Uncategorized by Matador Sol

Medical Mistake Lawyer

Medical professionals are the same as anyone else, and they can make mistakes when treating patients. Many times, these errors are minor and don’t cause harm. But in other cases, an oversight can result in devastating consequences for patients. In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, the victim and his or her legal team must demonstrate:

  1. There was a duty of care the doctor had to the patient.
  2. The doctor breached the standard of care.
  3. The breach caused direct harm to the patient. 

Failure To Diagnose/Misdiagnosis

If a patient visits a doctor with certain symptoms, and the doctor misses those signs for an illness, then this is considered a failure to diagnose. Not diagnosing a patient timey or correctly can resut in a worsened condition, newly developed symptoms, secondary illness, complications, or fatality.

Lack of Informed Consent

Prior to engaging in any type of surgery or procedure, a patient must be fully briefed on the risks associated with it. The doctor owes a duty to the patient to be transparent about the potential outcomes. A patient may have not been adequately informed about the surgery or procedure beforehand.

Incorrect Medication

Medication complications can happen if the doctor prescribed the wrong type and/or dosage. Another mistake would be if the doctor prescribed a medication that interacts negatively with others the patient is already taking. It is also possible that the error did not happen on the part of the doctor, but occurred among the pharmacy staff when prepping the prescription. 

As our medical mistake lawyer friends from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. can empathize with, victims of medical malpractice may suffer needlessly or lose their lives because they put their full trust into a doctor who let them down.