Some Common Elements of Medical Malpractice

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Besides cancer and heart diseases, hospitals are the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 440,000 deaths occur every year due to medical malpractice. contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Eric H Weitz from the Weitz Law Firm and file a claim against medical malpractice.

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Some Common Elements of Medical Malpractice

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Besides cancer and heart diseases hospitals are the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 440000 deaths occur every year due to medical malpractice. It shows just how easy it is for a hospital to make a mistake. However there are some errors that occur more than others. Among all of the errors that occur in the hospital here are some common types of medical malpractice that occur on a daily basis.

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Misdiagnosis Everything starts with a diagnosis. As soon as you get sick you visit the doctor’s office looking for a treatment. If the doctor does a poor job or makes a mistake in your diagnosis you could end up facing several different problems each of them leading to more problems and further complications down the road. At the same time failure to diagnose a life-threatening disease will have devastating consequences. If you believe that you have been mistreated or misdiagnosed recently contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney and file a claim against medical malpractice.

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Prescription Drugs If you are properly misdiagnosed the chances are that you will be given wrong prescription drugs. However there are cases where patients were assigned the wrong drugs by mistake. Either way taking the wrong pills could cause your condition to evolve and get even worse. In the end you are left with a catastrophic injury.

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Surgical Errors Surgeries are meant to save lives and help patients overcome a dangerous and deadly illness. But quite often the team of highly experienced doctors and surgeons work round the clock to try and save as many lives which is why they sometimes end up making a mistake. Each surgical error has a high chance of causing the patient to lose their life. And these mistakes happen every day all over the United States.

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These mistakes involve: Forgetting surgical tools or sponges inside the patient’s body Operating on the wrong patient Operating on the wrong side of the patient Not sterilizing the instruments before the procedure

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Birth Injuries Many children are injured during birth which is why almost half of all medical malpractice claims are against obstetrician-gynaecologists OBGYN’s. There are many potential childbirth-related injuries which are a result of a medical mistake.

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Some of them include: Shoulder dystocia Never damage Cerebral paralysis Cephalohe- matoma Spinal cord injuries

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If you or your child were injured while in the hospital do not hesitate to get in touch with a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Eric H. Weitz. Seek professional help and file a claim against the hospital. You are just another victim of medical malpractice and by choosing to do something about it you help improve the entire healthcare system.

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Contact The Weitz Firm LLC Address: 1528 Walnut Street 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 Phone: 267-587-6240 Website: https://www.theweitzfirm.com/contact.shtml

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