While most medical professionals strive to provide quality care, mistakes can happen. These mistakes could occur during diagnosis, surgery, or a routine check-up. Regardless of when a physician error occurs, these mistakes can lead to serious consequences for their patient.
If you have questions about your legal rights after a doctor failed to provide you with proper care, a Sandusky medical malpractice lawyer could help. While these cases often present unique challenges, our dedicated personal injury attorneys at Tittle & Perlmuter could assist you in your pursuit for compensation.
While there are various ways a doctor may cause a patient to sustain losses, the majority of these claims fall into a few major categories. While each type of medical malpractice is different, a Sandusky attorney could advise a patient of their rights in any of these circumstances.
Many medical malpractice claims result from errors during diagnosis. When a doctor evaluates a patient, they could misread the symptoms and diagnose the wrong illness. In other cases, a doctor could miss symptoms entirely and declare that a patient is in good health. Either situation could lead to serious consequences and a viable claim for damages.
Diagnosis errors may occur even when the doctor eventually determines a patient’s illness. In some situations, delaying the diagnosis of a serious injury or ailment could cause the condition to worsen. The key to these claims is to demonstrate that the length of the delay was unreasonable.
The potential for injury during surgery is substantial. Patients are at their most vulnerable, and a mistake by a matter of millimeters could alter their lives forever. In addition to the injuries caused by a surgical error, these mistakes often cause the original ailment or injury to worsen.
Medical malpractice also occurs if a patient does not receive the appropriate medications or treatment after a successful diagnosis. These claims could occur when a nurse or administrator makes an error on a patient’s record, which causes a failure in the doctor’s orders to be carried out. These cases also may occur when a doctor makes a diagnosis but fails to act on it.
Birth injuries can be particularly traumatic as they may involve the lives of both the mother and the baby. Many birth injuries occur during labor and delivery. While sometimes less common, serious injuries also may occur due to mistakes made by the physician early on in the pregnancy.
The potential recovery for a medical malpractice claim could be significant. The losses that result from some medical errors often have permanent consequences, while others may require treatment of a second condition in addition to the original injury or illness. A Sandusky lawyer could pursue damages resulting from either the original condition or a new injury, depending on the circumstances of medical malpractice. Some common examples of compensation in these cases may include:
The repercussions of a medical error can make it difficult to pursue your own malpractice claim. While you recover from your losses, a skilled Sandusky medical malpractice lawyer at Tittle & Perlmuter could move forward with your claim on your behalf. To discuss your legal options, set up a case consultation today.