No one likes being sick or injured. If your illness or injury is not properly treated, it could lead to a worsened condition, additional medical bills and pain and suffering. You may want to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits if you believe you were harmed due to a doctor’s error.
Factors in a medical malpractice lawsuit
If you want to succeed in your medical malpractice lawsuit, you must satisfy certain elements. First, you must be able to show your doctor failed to meet their standard of care towards patients. Second, you must be able to show that you were injured because of your doctor’s negligence. Third, you must be able to show that your injuries resulted in considerable damages, such as suffering, constant pain or lost income.
Types of medical errors
You can suffer from medical errors in a number of ways. You could be misdiagnosed, or your doctor could overlook the proper diagnosis. You may have unnecessary surgery or the wrong surgical procedure. Your doctor could leave instruments in your body after surgery or may operate on the wrong part of your body.
You may be discharged too early from the hospital. Your doctor could fail to order the right tests or follow up on test results. Your doctor could prescribe the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication. You could acquire a serious infection in the hospital. You could develop bedsores in the hospital. There are other serious incidents that could also lead to a medical malpractice claim.
Learn more about medical malpractice
If you suspect you were harmed due to a doctor’s errors, you may feel discouraged. You may also be suffering from unmanageable medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work and other expenses. If so, you will want to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits, to determine if filing one is right for you.