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
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.
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!