Causes of Medical Malpractice

There are a number of causes of medical malpractice that may result from a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider’s negligence. The most frequent types of medical malpractice are set forth below:

Some of the ways Doctors can commit negligence are:

  • by failing to timely or correctly diagnose a medical problem;
  • by failing to properly treat the medical problem;
  • by prescribing the wrong type or amount of medicine;
  • by improperly performing a surgical procedure;
  • by properly performing an uncalled for surgical procedure;
  • by abandoning a patient;
  • by failing to perform a needed surgical or medical procedure; and/or
  • by failing to obtain the patient’s informed consent before conducting a medical or surgical procedure.

Some of the ways hospitals can commit negligence are:

  • by a doctor for whom they are responsible committing negligence;
  • by one of their nurses committing negligence;
  • by inadequate sanitation;
  • by failing to prevent infections;
  • by failing to maintain equipment;
  • by failing to police the doctors to whom it grants privileges and for whom it appears to be responsible;
  • by failing to properly train their nurses and staff; and/or
  • by failing to institute and/or assure compliance with procedures designed to enhance patient safety and care.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Merritt Webb are anxious to aggressively represent your interests and ensure you receive just compensation for your injuries and losses. As a regional law firm we are able to take on the powerful medical community and their insurance companies. If you need our help with a potential medical malpractice matter either call us at 1.800.556.8404 or click here to fill out a short Medical Malpractice Submission form.

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