Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
Improper medication or dosage
Poor follow-up or aftercare
Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
Failure to order proper testing
Failure to recognize symptoms
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