When you visit a doctor or medical facility, you expect to get the best care possible.
Unfortunately, being victim to a medical malpractice is not so uncommon. Too often, mistakes happen that have life-altering consequences for the patient.
The following are some of the most common medical malpractice claims that our injury attorney in Atlanta sees:
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
So many medical conditions share the same symptoms, which makes it very difficult for doctors to properly diagnose their patients. As a result, misdiagnosis is common and unfortunately, when this occurs, or you go undiagnosed, your condition worsens and may lead to death. In addition, you may go through extended hospital stays and expensive, unnecessary treatments which come with hefty price tags that you shouldn’t be responsible for.
- Prescription Errors
Prescribing the wrong medication for your condition, one that you’re allergic to, or an incorrect dosage can lead to severe side effects and even death.
- Child Birth Errors
OBGYN’s are the most common type of doctor to have a malpractice claim filed against them. During delivery they not only have one patient, but two. Negligence on the doctor’s part can cause severe complications to both the mother and child.
- Surgical Errors
Surgical errors include many different complications like performing surgery on the wrong body part, or leaving a foreign object inside of you.
- Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia can be very dangerous for you if not administered correctly.
Getting Help With Your Malpractice Claim
If you or a loved one are a victim to medical malpractice, then you need the help of an experienced attorney like Kevin Race at Race Law Firm in Atlanta. When you confide in us, we’ll make sure that all of your rights are protected. Call today. We look forward to helping you.
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