Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Help for Victims of Medical Malpractice in Atlanta, GA
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What Qualifies as a Medical Malpractice Claim?
There is not much else that can be as devastating as a birth injury to your child. You have waited anxiously for 9 months or more for the moment you can hold your child in your arms. When the tragedy of a birth injury is the result of the actions of a negligent medical practitioner there may be legal actions you can take to pursue justice and compensation.
This type of diabetes occurs in pregnant women and can lead to complications during the pregnancy, labor or delivery of the child. Gestational diabetes can be controlled by diet and also through insulin shots, and doctors must be sure to test women appropriately in order to diagnose gestational diabetes early on.
Meningitis requires a specialized test of the spinal fluid to confirm a diagnosis of this serious disease. When the signs show indications that a child may have contracted meningitis, it is the duty of a physician to act responsibly and confirm the diagnosis so that the proper treatment can be taken immediately.
Failure to Diagnose
When we go to our physician with a physical problem, we expect that he or she will examine us, ask questions and take tests to provide us with a correct diagnosis. A correct diagnosis will bring about recovery as the proper treatment can then be administered.
Injury Caused by Radiation
Radiation treatments have inherent dangers, but is been used with technological advances to provide a great deal of assistance to doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers in the diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Those technicians who are administering it to others can make dangerous errors that lead to serious physical damage.
Anesthesiologists and other health care providers who administer anesthetics to patients are carefully trained in the precise methods of this important profession. They must also understand the equipment used to administer powerful drugs during surgery, as well as the indications, side effects and other data regarding the anesthetics administered. When their equipment fails them, or they make a grave error, it can cost lives.
Kaiser Medical Malpractice
Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health care facilities service millions of members every year. They are the largest HMO in the nation. They help millions. As with any organization, they make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes can be devastating to the lives of their patients.
Suicide can have a tragic impact on the family members who are left trying to sort out what went wrong, what could have been done to prevent it and other mysteries. It is important to look at the actions, or inactions, of physicians, psychiatrists and other health care providers leading up to the suicide.
Medications are powerful chemicals that change the way the body works and responds. They also affect the mind and emotions. Incorrect dosages of medications can result in serious health complications. Anyone prescribing medications must do so with the utmost care, and careful attention to drug interactions when multiple medications are prescribed.
Emergency Room Errors
Emergency room personnel must have a high tolerance for fast and effective treatment in unpredictable circumstances. We look to the emergency room personnel to restore order and find solutions to urgent medical problems and injuries.
Cosmetic Surgery Errors
Cosmetic surgery can be quite profitable for the physician. When those individuals cause harm through negligent and incompetent surgical treatment, they should be held accountable for the effects that they have created.
The profession of surgeon is associated with a high degree of skill and precision. This is required by anyone who accepts the responsibility of this profession. One rightfully expects the accepted level of care from their surgeon and his team in the operating room. When we are let down by those we trusted, there is legal recourse.
Misdiagnosis can cause a great deal of harm as the actual illness or injury goes untreated. To make matters even more complex, a misdiagnosis will result in a completely wrong treatment being administered, which can lead to further complications. A doctor should take all precaution to ensure that his or her diagnosis is correct.
Some cancers can spread at unbelievable rates. Many cancers are highly treatable with excellent outcomes for patients when the cancer is detected in its early stages and treated immediately. It is very important to properly diagnose cancer.
Children can experience delays in the growth of their cognitive skills, social skills, fine motor skills, and other areas as well. These developmental delays are sometimes caused by the negligence of a medical professional during the pregnancy, labor or delivery stages.
The word negligence comes from the base word neglect. Neglect began as a Latin word, which meant to disregard or ignore. Medical negligence results when a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist or other healthcare provider ignores or disregards symptoms, communications, treatments, results and other elements of standard care, which then result in harm to the patient.
Blood Transfusion Injuries
Blood transfusions can be life-saving, and it is an important tool used by hospitals and doctors. As with many other types of medical procedures, there is a precise technology associated with performing transfusions, which must be carefully adhered to or there can be disastrous results.
A trained medical professional will understand what types of actions and impacts can cause injury to the brain and the signs of brain injury. Some brain injuries are the result of a failure to manage a birth, surgery or other medical treatment.
The most common cause of paralysis is from injury to the spinal cord. When nerves are severed or damaged they can no longer serve to relay the signals from the brain to the extremities of the body or to some organs of the body. Paraplegia, quadriplegia and less serious degrees of paralysis can be the result of malpractice.
Infections in Hospitals
Hospitals and medical offices are expected to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and sterility. Those responsible for cleaning and disinfecting exam rooms, hospital rooms, operating rooms and all the areas in their facility in which infections can spread are expected to protect patients from hospital borne infections.
Medical Equipment Failure
Medical personnel rely on a vast amount of medical equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury. The manufacturers of that equipment have the responsibility to ensure the equipment is free of defects, as well as making sure that proper training and educational materials are provided to those who will be using the equipment.
As equally important as preventing infections in a hospital, is the sterilization of the equipment used in doctors' and dentist offices, hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities. This is a basic that we all trust is well cared for when we go for treatment to a healthcare facility.
How sad it is when the death of a loved one occurs from the negligence or irresponsibility of another. A serious violation of trust occurs when a loved one dies from the negligence of a medical practitioner, dentist or psychiatrist who let us believe that they could be trusted.
Statute of Limitations
Georgia law places a strict time limit on victims who are looking to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, but there are special circumstances that can extend or reduce this time limit.
The tragic loss of a loved one or a life-altering injury can be an overwhelming event in anyone's life. We understand what you are going through. We have helped others through this very difficult time by pursuing legal action on their behalf against the parties responsible for their suffering. Our firm offers the level of professional counsel you will need to pursue justice and compensation. Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at The Tolson Firm, LLC for compassionate and dedicated assistance with your medical malpractice case.
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