Physicians are often sued in the United States by their former patients for having committed medical malpractice. There are many potential instances of medical malpractice, though here are some of the most commonly seen cases in today’s courts of law across the United States.
Physician Failed to Diagnose a Serious Disease, Ailment, or Illness
Physicians can’t always get 100% of their diagnoses correct. Since they’re humans, they’re bound to make mistakes at some point. However, they can be found guilty of medical malpractice if, for example, they miss a cancer diagnosis despite the patient presenting symptoms that most other doctors would have interpreted as being indicative of cancer. Physicians are also more likely to be found guilty of medical malpractice stemming from a misdiagnosis or a complete failure to diagnose if their patients’ health issues caused serious injury soon after their botched appointments.
Surgeon Performs One Patient’s Surgery on Another Patient
Although you might wonder how trained, experienced surgeons could perform surgeries on the wrong patients, it happens every so often somewhere in the United States. For example, a surgeon could remove someone’s kidney and replace it with a weaker one, harming the unsuspecting, innocent, misoperated-on patient’s life.
Failure to Properly Prescribe Medication
Some medications are contraindicated with one another, meaning serious side effects could occur if they are mixed. Physicians, who are usually known to be busy in their respective places of work, sometimes prescribe the wrong medications to patients. If a patient prescribed the wrong medicine by their doctor suffered injury or death as a result of taking the wrongly prescribed medications, there’s a big-time chance that a medical malpractice suit could be valid in a court of law.
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