According to the law, Medical malpractice is when a doctor or another healthcare professional is negligent or fails to act, and someone is injured as a result. These types of personal injury cases are widespread in California. The law against Medical malpractice applies to all healthcare providers and facilities licensed by the state of California. This includes Doctors, chiropractors, podiatrists, nurses, anesthesiologists, psychologists, physical therapists, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.
Here is a list of California’s top 5 most common Malpractice claims.
#1 Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose: this means when the patient is not accurately diagnosed. Probably, she or he would receive inadequate treatment for her or his illness. Common misdiagnoses are related to Heart attack, cancer, depression, stroke, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, pulmonary embolism, and aortic dissection.
#2 Prescription Errors: this type of medical malpractice is common when a patient is given the wrong drug or dosage, prescribed medicine is improperly administered, and a patient is not made aware of the potential side effects of treatment.
#3 Surgical Errors: these types of errors occur during the operation when the healthcare team operates on the wrong body part or wrong side, fail to close a bleeding vein or artery, punctures a vital organ, leaving a foreign object inside a patient’s body, post-surgical complications such as bleeding or infections.
#4 Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Claims: this is when there are complications during labor or physical harm to the newborn.
#5 Anesthesia Errors: Anesthesia is extremely useful, but it also can be especially dangerous or even fatal if it is improperly administered.
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