Medical Malpractice Examples

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Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases of medical malpractices have raised their ugly head quite often in last few years. We are all aware of the common malpractice cases. Birth injuries, pregnancy issues, mental health, paralysis due to wrong medications are few cases that have occurred repeatedly over a long period of time. However, malpractice cases have broken these barriers and caused harm to patients suffering from other commonly unknown diseases or disorders. We thought of listing some lesser known examples of medical malpractices and hence have come up with some examples that will broaden your perspective about the gravity of the incident. Anesthesia When anesthesia is administered, and the patient develops certain reaction to it or…show more content…
Doctors may ignore the symptoms thinking it to be some other disease. Delay in recognizing and treating cancer may aggravate the condition from where it is difficult to restore the health. Abuse At times, small children and the elderly who are under the care of nursing home staff endure abuse at hands of the staff members. Abuse may be physiological, psychological, emotional, etc. Such abuse may put the patients in trauma and deteriorate the condition further. Medicines do not have much of an effect on patients with traumatic minds. Hence, patients suffer more due to abuse. Burn Therapy The doctor fails to perform a thorough inspection and suggests treatments that are inadequate to cure the impact of the burns. Also, exposure of wounds may cause infections. Besides, pain and infection caused due to insufficient treatment, the patient goes through the trauma of losing his aesthetics. Laboratory Errors Body samples are sent to laboratories for evaluation. However, the pathologists fail to interpret the conditions and draw analysis of the condition. Any misinterpretation of symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis of the diseases and lead to wrong medication. Child
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