3 Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases

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Roughly 690 people die per day in the U.S. due to medical errors. That makes medical malpractice the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, ranking just behind heart disease, cancer, and now, COVID-19.

In addition to fatalities, countless more injuries resulting from medical errors happen daily. With that in mind, if you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries due to the negligence of a physician or other healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. 

Contact The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. today for your free initial consultation with a proven medical malpractice lawyer. Continue reading to learn about the three most common types of medical malpractice cases. 

1. Misdiagnosed Condition 

Roughly five percent of all medical patients are misdiagnosed by a healthcare professional. That equates to more than 12 million instances of failure to make the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, many misdiagnosed conditions lead to serious complications, sometimes even death. 

A few of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions include but are not limited to: 

  • Cancer 
  • Heart Attack 
  • Depression
  • Celiac Disease
  • Stroke 
  • Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid Conditions 
  • Aortic Dissection

If you’ve suffered injuries due to misdiagnosis, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the details of your case. You may be eligible to receive significant compensation for your losses. 

2. Injuries At Birth 

Even with the best technology and training in the world, birth injuries occur at alarming rates in U.S. hospitals. Some of the most common birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include but are not limited to: 

  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Broken bones
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Perinatal Asphyxia

Birth injury malpractice claims can result from a healthcare provider’s inability to diagnose, treat, or acknowledge medical conditions properly. 

It can be challenging to prove medical malpractice in birth injury cases. It’s recommended that you consult with a proven medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the details of your case. 

3. Prescription Errors

It’s estimated that more than 1 million Americans suffer injuries due to medication errors every year. Prescription errors can occur at nursing homes, healthcare facilities, or pharmacies. The most common causes of medication errors include:

  • The patient being prescribed the wrong medication or dosage
  • The patient receiving the wrong medication 
  • Medication delivery system failure 
  • Nursing home attendants or hospital staff forgetting to give medicine to a patient

Contact a Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer 

If you suspect that you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s imperative to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Proving negligence in malpractice cases requires a malpractice attorney with experience, connections with expert medical witnesses, and an in-depth understanding of malpractice law. 

We’ve helped countless medical malpractice victims to obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. We’re confident that we can help you and your family get the best possible outcome in your case as well. 

Contact a medical malpractice lawyer at The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. today for your free initial consultation. 

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