What Are Some Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

Filing for Compensation

Medical malpractice can occur in several different possible scenarios. The medical field itself is extensive, and errors in any of these areas or the practices therein could allow an injury victim to file for compensation. Hiring a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney is invaluable in these situations and provides an individual with the highest chance of success. Call Meyerkord & Meyerkord today if you have been injured or fallen seriously ill due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or surgeon. We have the experience to help you recover the full amount of your damages in all types of medical malpractice, including the following:

  • Doctor Error: In the medical field, doctors hold a great deal of responsibility and are expected to have the knowledge and skill to treat a patient. This is largely due to the amount of schooling, training, and testing a doctor must undergo in order to be considered capable of treating patients. Even so, a doctor can become negligent in their practice and make a mistake that causes severe illness or injury. Common cases include birth injuries, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose.
  • Surgical Error: Surgeons are held to the highest level of accountability of any medical professional. In many cases, their patients' lives are in their hands when they perform an operation. Anesthesia errors could cause excruciating pain for a patient. Additionally, incorrect operation and wrong site surgeries can make an injury worse than before, and contaminated instruments and other issues could cause postoperative infections. A patient could even suffer wrongful death due to a surgeon's negligent mistake.
  • Pharmacy Error: Medication errors are more common than you might think. Whether a doctor prescribes the incorrect medication or too much of a drug, or a pharmacist incorrectly compounds or distributes the medication, a patient can suffer extreme illness or wrongful death. Without proper medication, a person's condition can worsen. On the other hand, too much medication also can cause internal injuries, illness, or wrongful death.

Get Immediate Legal Representation

The sooner you retain a medical malpractice lawyer after any such error, the better. Medical malpractice claims are restricted by the statute of limitations and must be filed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk losing your chance of obtaining compensation. Contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord right away to speak with an attorney about your situation and determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim. We have more than 100 years of collective experience and have recovered millions of dollars for clients. We can help no matter what type of medical malpractice case you are facing. Your initial consultation is absolutely free!