Medical Malpractice: Common Instances

sue_for_medical_malpractice_due_to_misdiagnosed_breast_cancerThere are some of us, with a very limited web of people we feel we can put trust in. Many times, one or more of these people are medical specialist. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medically employed individuals are paid to take care of our health. They can lose their job if they don’t perform it correctly, worse yet the results in some instances can be fatal. Unfortunately though, even the most trained and trustworthy doctors are not exempted from errors. When these errors happen, it can be devastating. This is known as Medical Malpractice. For medical malpractice Daytona Beach turns to competent attorneys like Ward T. Berg for assistance.

While the thought of becoming a victim of medical malpractice may not be too encouraging, it should not deter you from seeking out medical attention. If you are concerned, then keep an eye out for these main sources of medical malpractice.

Late or Misdiagnosis: Many illnesses can be averted or lessened if caught in time. This includes some forms of deadly diseases. If a disease is diagnosed in time, the chances of recovery skyrocket. Too late, and the possibility of a quick recovery or maybe even curing the illness diminishes. If you go to a doctor, and they give you a clean bill of health, only to find out later you were ill, this is a case of their carelessness. A condition can also be misdiagnosed, allowing it to persist without proper treatment. Likewise, the treatment for the misdiagnosed condition could negatively affect the body.

The key to knowing if you have been misdiagnosed is to have a second doctor give his opinion on your condition.

Improper Prenatal Care: Pregnancy should be a blissful and stress-free event. It is your doctors job to properly guide you through your prenatal care. This includes the proper diagnosis of any medical issues you or your unborn child may be experiencing, providing you with information on the medical care after diagnosis, appropriately inform you of any risks that may be involved in your care, prescribe appropriate medication, and so forth. If your doctor fails at providing appropriate care that results in injury or death, then seek the help of a medical malpractice attorney. You may be eligible for compensation.

Improper Medication and Equipment Failure: It is important after a diagnosis to take medication and follow the instructions as prescribed by your doctor. Taking the wrong dosage or the wrong medication could either give you minimal results or could result in serious consequences. If you or a family member has followed the instructions given by your doctor, but has resulted in death or injury, it is possible that the medication may have been wrongfully prescribed. Likewise, if equipment fails while you are in the care of your doctor or staff that results negatively, then this may also fall into medical malpractice.

We at Ward T. Berg hope that you never have to deal with the stress of medical malpractice. If you do find yourself a victim of malpractice, we have the experience and dedication to take your case. Ward T. Berg is a medical malpractice attorney located in New Smyrna Beach, Fl, who also serves Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and the surrounding areas.