What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is malicious and intentional negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital.The treatment standard would be much lower and severely harm the patient.
What are some common types of medical malpractice?
- Intentional failure to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition
- Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition
- Maliciously continuing treatment though not strictly necessary
- Admitting patients for one disease, however, treating them for different disease
- While undertaking an operation to a patient on one organ, taking out other important organs from the body and selling them for making money
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Birth injury and defects
- Cosmetic surgery mistakes
- Dental errors
- Surgical errors and Unnecessary surgery
- Wrongful death
- Wrong diagnosis and misdiagnosis
- Prescribing unnecessary clinical tests
- Directing the patient to go and purchase medicines from a specific pharmacist (Medical shop)
- Directing the patient to go to a particular clinical laboratory for clinical tests
- Intentional, fraudulent and malicious dealing of cases where the patient is covered by insurance
- Accepting trade offers from manufacturers of orthopedic instruments (body implants) which may be used in surgical operations.
Who can be held responsible for medical malpractice?
Any type of health care professional can be held responsible for medical malpractice. So can the facilities and companies that they work for.There can be multiple responsible parties in one malpractice lawsuit.
Responsible parties may include:
- Emergency room staff
- Nursing homes
- Government institutions and
- Pharmaceutical companies.
Awareness about medical malpractice is your best recourse. Also consumer healthcare reviews are one of the most important factors that help a new patient’s decision to seek the services with a doctor or healthcare system.