Explain Four Ways You May Have Been A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

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Four Ways You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice There are many forms of malpractice that you may have been a victim of. Often people think of malpractice as a doctor doing something terribly wrong to a patient, but it is more complex than this. Sometimes a doctor can make an honest mistake. On the other hand, there are many people who work in the medical field that can be liable for malpractice, not just a doctor. Because the law can be difficult to understand, there are medical malpractice lawyers to assist those who have been injured. The following are a few situations that may apply to you or a loved one. A doctor prescribed the wrong treatment This happens all of the time, but you need to understand that by itself, it does no …show more content…

In all of these situations listed here, the doctor was negligent, and this forms the cornerstone of any malpractice lawsuit. Nursing staff is negligent with medication The nursing staff of a hospital is usually the people who deliver the medication to a patient, so obviously they can cause great harm to a person when they administer the wrong medication or the wrong dosage. Although there are safeguards in place at hospitals, patients are still harmed by medication. In some cases, the negligence can lead to death. Negligence with basic hygiene This can be a big issue with long-term hospital stays and is especially prevalent among elderly patients. It is not always the physical harm done to a patient that is the issue, but the dignity of the patient as well. When the nursing staff is not fulfilling their duties in this area, patients can suffer emotional distress. The humiliation that person can feel combined with physical harm is abusive and can constitute

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