Medical malpractice is a general, all-encompassing term which includes several different types of injuries or death that can occur within a medical setting. In short, medical malpractice is the negligence of a medical professional in providing treatment which then results in injury or in death for the patient. This negligence can come in many forms, including a practicing error or an act of omission (failing to take proper action). Although there are many types of medical negligence cases, many of them fall under certain generalized categories.
- Surgical Injuries: instruments not recovered, improper surgical procedure, post operation complications, etc.
- Anesthesia Errors: administering too much or too little, allergies, interactions, etc.
- Medication Errors: miscalculation or dosing of medicines, writing a prescription for the wrong medication, etc.
- Medical Product/Drug Recalls or Adverse Reactions
- Improper/Delayed Diagnosis
- Pregnancy Malpractice: prenatal care negligence, birthing negligence or accidents, etc.
- Hospital Errors
- Pharmacy Errors: filling the wrong medication, medicine interactions, etc.
This is not a complete list but is meant to provide you with an outline of various types of cases. For more information on what defines a medical malpractice case, click here or contact us. In practicing law, there are several options to assist patients and/or their families in recuperating from these losses. Often, families are concerned about how they will be able to function after a medical malpractice incident. At Elrod Pope Law Firm, we want to help you recover the losses you have suffered as the result of a medical provider, doctor, nurse, or assistant deviating from a quality standard of medicine. For a no-cost consultation about your case, contact us today.
Thomas E. Pope is a Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Medical Malpractice Attorney who practices in Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, and Lancaster, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has been practicing law for 31 years now. Thomas E. Pope believes in protecting the injured. Learn more about his experience here.