Surgeries can help with a wide variety of medical problems. However, there are certain risks that come along with undergoing a surgical procedure.
A case has recently arisen involving allegations of medication-related negligence. The case involves a hospital in Louisiana.
When a patient sees a doctor in relation to medical problems they are experiencing, they trust that the doctor will take all proper steps to accurately determine what is wrong with them. When doctors fail to do this, it can result in patients suffering major harm. No patient should have to be subjected to diagnosis-related negligence.
No patient should have to face medication errors at the hands of a doctor. Medication errors, such as the prescribing of a medication that is inappropriate given the circumstances, can be extremely harmful to a patient.
Many health problems will demonstrate some type of symptom that will let people know they need to see a doctor. Even if these individuals appear relatively healthy, it is up to the doctors to perform the procedures necessary to rule out potentially serious health concerns.
Sometimes, medical devices are installed inside of patients. It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when installing or removing such devices. When a medical professional or medical facility acts negligently while putting a medical device in a patient or taking such a device out of a patient, it can result in a patient getting significantly harmed. Such medical negligence can sometimes even have life-threatening consequences for a patient.
One would hope that all doctors would make sure to act properly when diagnosing patients. Sadly, doctors do not always live up to this hope. Sometimes, doctors commit diagnosis-related negligence. One example of such negligence is a negligent misdiagnosis.
When a person is undergoing a surgical procedure, they can be very vulnerable to infections. Infections acquired during/through a surgery can be very harmful to a patient. Such infections can sometimes even have fatal results. Thus, it is very important for hospitals to take all proper steps to protect surgical patients from infections.
According to a recent report, 39 percent of medical malpractice payments are made because of a misdiagnosis, be it an incorrect diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or a nondiagnosis.