Medical malpractice case begins when a patient is harmed either by a doctor or any other medical professional who failed to give the right medical treatment. The health care professionals like doctors, nurses, surgeons do only a small number of mistakes but sometimes even the smallest mistake can become a huge issue than others. You must aware that all mistakes committed by the healthcare professionals are not medical malpractice you cannot legally claim the compensation.
To legally file a medical malpractice case, the doctor must be incompetent or unskillful and thus harms the patient. The Chicago medical malpractice law firms represent your case when you have been injured by a doctor’s treatment.
There will be a large number of law firms in any city. It is your responsibility to hire a right medical malpractice attorney to represent your case. You can ask for a trustworthy lawyer with your friends or relatives or even search in online. In online, you can find plenty of lawyers practicing in your city. You must verify whether the lawyer is potential to represent your case and have experience in handling similar cases before.
A large number of medical malpractice cases is filed because of the delayed treatment and misdiagnosis. The key in offering medical malpractice claim based on delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis is to evaluate when your doctor diagnoses and how other skilled doctors in the same specialty will do. When the talented and the competent doctor under the same circumstances would not make the error then your doctor is liable for medical malpractice.
In recent days, the number of fatal injuries is high because of the medical malpractices. It includes fractured bones, brain injuries, erb’s palsy etc. If the healthcare professionals give negligent medical treatment during the pregnancy time, it could harm the mother and fetus and sometimes even both of them. The negligent prenatal care given by the doctor includes failure to find out the birth defects, ectopic pregnancies, also the failure to figure out a disease that transmitted to the fetus through the mother.
The negligence of the doctor during the childbirth also causes damages to the mother and even the baby. Some of the mistakes during the childbirth include failure to react to fetal distress signs, incompetence when using a vacuum extractor, failure to predict the birth complication’s because of the baby’s large size or due to umbilical cord got tangled.
Some medical malpractice cases reported every year are due to wrong medications prescribed by the doctor. Even the doctor prescribes in a misdiagnosed condition can harm a patient. Majority of the medication errors are due to too little or too much of drug and this may happen in several ways like the doctor prescribed wrong dosage, the prescription written by the doctor is correct but the nurse administers the wrong amount, equipment that manage the drug fault results in a large dose of drugs to be administered in a short span of time.
The mistakes made during the surgery including anesthesia are the dangerous mistakes that result in even the death of the patient.