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What are the Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or any other healthcare professional breaches their duty of care to a patient and that breach results in injury or death. Fortunately, these cases happen on fairly rare occasions; but when they do occur, they can have devastating consequences. Like many others, you may wonder what type of treatments might be the cause for medical malpractice.

Proving Negligence During an Emergency

Emergency medical situations are chaotic, and you know that even if you have never watched any episode of ER or Grey’s Anatomy (though you may have fallen asleep watching the latter show). The medical personnel-doctors and nurses-have to race against time to treat a patient. They don’t have the luxury of time to order a full suite of diagnostic tests to determine the nature of the patient’s problem, so they have to rely on their hunches sometimes.

Complication as a Defense in a Medical Malpractice Case

A patient suffers serious injuries when a surgery becomes a catastrophe. The doctor on the other hand, argues in his defense that he has never encountered a complication like this before, and therefore he should not be held accountable for it happening in this instance. Can the patient’s lawyer object to this during the trial? Can the plaintiff’s lawyer prevent the doctor from telling this to the jury?

Reasons Why You Might not want to Sue Your Doctor (Part 1)

Many people are reluctant to file a medical malpractice case, even when they feel their injuries are caused by the negligence or carelessness of their doctor(s). Here are some of the main reasons why you might not feel like suing your doctor.