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Common Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

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a woman resting in a hospital bedMedical malpractice is a serious situation that may leave a victim with permanent illnesses or disabilities. Learn some of the common injuries caused by medical malpractice and what you can do if you have suffered from it.

What Injuries Are Caused by Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional either fails to act or acts in an inadequate way when treating a patient. Additionally, when medical practitioners do not provide an acceptable standard of care, then it’s considered medical malpractice.

Some injuries commonly caused by medical malpractice include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

In order to prove medical malpractice in a lawsuit, you and your personal injury attorney will need to demonstrate the “four D’s of medical malpractice.” These include the following:

  • Duty: The medical practitioner owed you a duty of care that was consistent and acceptable by medical standards.
  • Dereliction: The medical practitioner failed in their duty of care.
  • Damages: You suffered an injury.
  • Direct cause: The medical practitioner’s failure of their duty of care directly led to your injury.

At Wagner Reese, our Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience assisting those who have been harmed by medical malpractice. We’re here to help you, too.

We encourage you to contact our team today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.

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