Failure To Diagnose
Failure to Diagnose - Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, hospital or medical provider fails to provide a patient with the required standard of care, thus causing the patient to suffer harm.
Many types of medical errors may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Examples include medical negligence involving birth injuries, failure to diagnose a serious disease such as cancer, medication errors, surgical errors, anesthesia errors and others. All can lead to serious injuries for patients.
According to Becker's Hospital Review, the most common source of medical malpractice lawsuits nationally was a diagnosis error. In 2012, 33 percent of claims involved this type of medical negligence.
Other errors that resulted in medical malpractice claims included:Surgical and anesthesia errors - 27 percent
Obstetrical errors leading to injury to baby or mother - 11 percent
Medication errors - 4 percent
Monitoring errors - 3 percent
Other unspecified treatment errors - 22 percent
If you, a family member or friend has been the victim of medical malpractice based on a doctor or medical provider failing to properly diagnose a condition or disease such as cancer, please contact us to discuss the details at 877-287-8203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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