Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Claims Against Hospitals and Clinics
Medical malpractice is a claim against doctors, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, nurses, or other health professionals. With her extensive experience in personal injury law and her background as a registered nurse, Partner Renee Rubish is able to effectively advocate for clients who sustain injuries as a result of medical negligence.
Medical malpractice can be a devastating experience for patients and their families. When doctors, hospitals, or other health professionals make mistakes, patients can suffer serious and even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many types of medical malpractice. Some of the most common include prescription mistakes, surgical mistakes, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or improper treatment.
The most common type of prescription mistake is prescribing the wrong drug. Other common mistakes include prescribing the wrong dosage or frequency, prescribing the wrong medication, and prescribing medication that interacted with other medications the patient was taking.
Patients can suffer serious harm as a result of prescription mistakes. In some cases, patients have died after being given the wrong medication.
Surgical mistakes can be devastating, both physically and emotionally for patients and their families. Unfortunately, surgical mistakes occur more often than many people realize. There are many different types of surgical mistakes, but some of the most common include operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical equipment in the patient’s body, perforating the patient’s organs, administering the wrong dosage of anesthesia, causing a patient infection, giving a patient the wrong medication, and botching a surgery.
Birth injuries can be a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to the size and position of the baby, the strength and duration of the contractions, the use of medical instruments or drugs, and the health of the mother. Some of these injuries can be minor, such as a bruise or cut, while others can be more serious, such as a fracture or brain damage.
Many of these injuries are preventable with proper care and monitoring. If a birth injury does occur, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Treatment will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury.
Anesthesia errors are a type of medical malpractice that can occur when a patient is given anesthesia. These errors can result in serious injury or death to the patient. Some of the most common anesthesia errors include administering the wrong type of anesthesia, administering too much or too little anesthesia, failing to properly monitor the patient, and mixing up patients' medications. Anesthesia errors can occur in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and dental offices.
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can have a significant impact on the overall treatment of a patient. In some cases, a misdiagnosis can lead to serious health complications and even death. Some of the most common medical conditions that are misdiagnosed include heart attacks, cancer, and strokes.
Misdiagnosis can also occur when a doctor fails to order the appropriate tests or when a test is misinterpreted. In some cases, a patient may be misdiagnosed because the doctor fails to take into account the patient’s medical history. If you feel that you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, you should speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney. An attorney can help you determine if you have a valid case and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Failure to diagnose and treat medical conditions is considered a form of medical malpractice. This can include everything from failing to order the correct tests, to not recognizing symptoms, to not providing timely treatment. When a patient suffers injury or death as a result of a failure to diagnose or treat, the doctor or hospital can be held liable. There are a number of factors that can contribute to a failure to diagnose or treat, including undiagnosed or untreated medical conditions, misinterpretation of test results, inadequate medical care, errors in judgment, and poor communication among healthcare providers.
Improper treatment can refer to a situation where a doctor or other healthcare professional provides the wrong treatment for a patient's illness or injury, or it can refer to a situation where the healthcare professional does not provide treatment at all even though the patient needs it. In either case, the patient can suffer serious injuries as a result.
Your Medical Malpractice Case
If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Each of these types of medical malpractice can have a devastating impact on the victim and their loved ones. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and options.
Partner Renee Rubish has extensive experience in personal injury law and is a registered nurse. She is able to effectively advocate for clients who have suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, don't hesitate to call Maschka, Riedy, Ries, & Frentz. We will review your case and help you determine if you have a claim. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.