What are the most common medical malpractice claims?

When you seek professional medical help, you expect that you will be properly taken care of. While most medical professionals do their best to give the best possible care, mistakes do happen. In some cases, these mistakes can lead to life-changing consequences. If a patient isn’t treated properly, a medical professional may be liable. There are many different types of common medical malpractice claims that may be eligible for a medical malpractice lawsuit in Oregon.

Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose

Without a proper diagnosis, it is impossible for a doctor to treat a patient successfully. Diagnosis errors can harm someone as it can lead to a lack of treatment, delay in treatment, and in severe cases, even death.

Surgical Errors

Incorrect incision sites, leaving a foreign object inside the body, or a wrong surgery site are all common surgical errors leading to medical malpractice. Mistakes can lead to lifelong injury, infection, and even death.

Anesthesia Errors

If not administered properly, anesthesia can be dangerous. This malpractice can occur in both pre-op and post-op rooms for dental procedures or more serious surgeries.

Child-Birth Errors

A mother and/or an infant can be victims of medical malpractice during child-birth. Negligence during childbirth can lead to spinal cord injuries, hemorrhage, Cerebral Palsy, and much more.

Prescription Errors

Prescription drug errors can lead to the wrong dosage or medication being taken. Medical professionals, including pharmacists and drug manufacturers, can be liable for any prescription mistakes.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Portland medical malpractice lawyer today. The legal professionals at the Dawson Law Group of Portland, Oregon, are here to help.  Call us at 503-919-1315 and let us evaluate your case today.