Medical malpractice is a negligent act by a professional health care provider or medical practitioner. Usually occurring during the treatment of a medical condition of a patient, medical malpractice is due to the professional not conforming to accepted standard of care. Some examples of these include:
- Misdiagnosis of an illness, disease, or any other medical condition
- Not giving the proper treatment for an illness, disease, or any other medical condition
- Not treating a diagnosed medical condition in a timely matter
It is very important to understand that some surgical errors and medical mistakes are caused by negligence and carelessness, while others are simply unpreventable complications that occur in a certain percentage of cases. If you or a loved one suffered from serious surgical complications, it is vital for you to determine why the complications took place and whether or not a doctor, nurse, or hospital was to blame for the issue. Medical procedures, medical malpractice law, and medical errors can be difficult to understand – speaking to our office about the details of your case can help you determine whether or not you should pursue damages.
If an Indiana doctor has misdiagnosed an illness or condition – and that misdiagnosis harmed your health – you may very well have a medical malpractice case. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong treatment for your ailment as well as a delay in receiving the right treatment – two medical mistakes that can prove to be extremely harmful or even deadly. In some cases, a misdiagnosis may take place because of doctor negligence, misread medical tests, mixed up medical tests, or the failure to order the correct medical tests. Common misdiagnoses include cancer misdiagnosis, clogged artery misdiagnosis, heart attack misdiagnosis, heart disease misdiagnosis, tumor misdiagnosis, and infection misdiagnosis.
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