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Common Types of Medical Errors

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Jan 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

When someone goes to the doctor or goes into the hospital, they want to believe that they are in good hands and that they are going to come back out of the hospital again. While most of the time, people will not have any issues with their doctor or their hospital visits, that's not always the case. There are medical errors that occur with more frequency than many people realize. Doctors' mistakes might be minor, or they could be serious enough to cause substantial injury or even death.

Medical Errors from Medication

There are many medical errors that can take place and that could be caused by negligence of the doctor or staff at the healthcare facility. For example, some patients might have adverse drug events because they were mistakenly given medication that they are allergic to, or because they were given a drug that they did not need. The medication might have interacted poorly with other medications they were taking.

Medical Errors Related to Infection

Infections are problematic, as well. These can be minor and can be cleared up with some medication, or they could become serious enough to cause death in the patient. Some of the other types of issues and medical errors that occur include blood clots, misdiagnosis, bed sores, and falls from being moved in the hospital. These are just some of the many issues that can arise from doctor mistakes and other errors that take place in the healthcare facility.

Find an Attorney You Can Trust

Hopefully, neither you nor your loved ones will fall victim to a medical error. However, if you do, you need to know what you should do next. Those who feel that they are victims of medical errors should make it a point to get in touch with an experienced attorney in this field. They can look at the facts of the case and then have a better idea of whether the issue truly warrants filing a lawsuit.

The attorney will look at the evidence, and if they believe a medical error due to negligence occurred, they can start to set up the case, get in touch with expert witnesses, and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

About the Author

Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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