4 Types of Cases That Medical Malpractice Lawyers See Too Often

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 24, 2017 10:42:17 PM

Patients trust medical professionals with their lives.  Too often, though, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners see patients as nothing more than profits.  This can lead to inattentive and careless treatment.  Worse, it can lead to injury or death due to medical malpractice.Medical Malpractice Lawyers.jpg

At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, medical malpractice lawyers represent numerous clients who have been harmed due to medical and surgical negligence.  While the specifics of each case differ, the majority of injured patients who rely on Lowe Eklund’s experienced attorneys suffer as the result of just a few types of medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis & Missed Diagnosis

When a patient seeks medical attention, a medical professional must diagnose the problem.  While diagnosing diseases and injuries can range from easy to difficult, every doctor must diagnose a patient according to commonly accepted standards.

If a patient’s medical issue is misdiagnosed, or a practitioner fails to discover a disease or injury, the result to the patient can be dire.  Prolonged pain, permanent health issues, and even death can result.  When a misdiagnosis or missed diagnosisoccurs and a healthcare professional’s improper diagnostic procedure may be to blame, patients should seek the help of an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer.

Medication Errors

An integral part of most medical treatment, medications must be prescribed and administered correctly or they may become dangerous.  Unfortunately, both prescribing errors and administration errors occur quite frequently.

Incorrect dosages, conflicting medications, pharmacy errors, and simply prescribing or administering the wrong medication can all cause serious injuries and complications.  These circumstances, and any others involving a medication error, would likely amount to medical malpractice.

Surgical Errors

Medical interventions always carries risks, and surgery in particular can entail some potentially undesirable health consequences for a patient.  Surgical malpractice occurs when, due to a surgeon’s or other medical professional’s negligence, the injury suffered was something beyond the ordinary risks of the surgery.

Surgical errors are frequent, and surgical malpractices cases can be extremely complex.  If you or a loved one were injured and you suspect surgical error is to blame, it is essential that you contact a medical malpractice lawyer.

Never Events

Never events are medical errors that even hospitals and insurance companies know should never, ever happen.  Never events can include things like leaving a surgical tool or gauze inside of an incision, operating on the wrong body part, or administering a drug dosage that would be lethal to any patient.

Never events happen because of human error.  Medical professionals can get tired, annoyed, and careless, just like anyone else.  Unfortunately, this often happens because of the profit-before-patients mentality of administrators, who push their medical staffs to their limits.  When patients suffer due to such policies, medical malpractice lawyers may be their only hope of receiving the compensation they deserve.

Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA

The law firm of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has represented countless medical malpractice victims in Cleveland, Ohio, and across the country.  Patients have a right to be treated with the care they deserve, and they have a right to seek compensation when hospitals and medical professionals fail to deliver the proper care.

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