Common Medical Malpractice Scenarios
POSTED BY Jan Dils . August 27, 2016
When it comes to personal injury law, few circumstances are more tragic than those involving medical malpractice. Health concerns of all types require us to place trust in the hands of medical professionals.
Though most physicians, nurses and others serving in these most critical roles perform their duties with laudable competence, there are certainly instances in which serious errors are made which lead to profound harm and sometimes even death. Under such circumstances, an experienced West Virginia medical malpractice lawyer can make all the difference in securing the compensation victims need and also deserve.
While the potential for medical professional error exists around every corner, there do seem to be certain types of scenarios which lead to the most malpractice complaints. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that nearly 1 out every 5 cases of alleged medical malpractice involve delayed, missed or other errors in diagnoses of illnesses. Other frequently seen instance of actionable negligence involve:
- Improperly administered medications
- Botched labor and delivery processes
- Faulty interpretation of laboratory tests
- Surgical errors
- Failure to monitor for infection
- Negligence in the use of anesthesia
The aftermath of medical malpractice – medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, emotional suffering – can be devastating for injury victims as well as their families. During this vulnerable time, our West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers are ready to fight for your rights.