Situations Where You Could Sue For Medical Malpractice

When visiting a medical professional, you trust that they are doing their best job to care for you and follow proper medical procedures. However, there may come a time when a doctor doesn't do their job in the way that they should. If so, you may have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. Here are some situations where you could potentially sue for damages.

Wrong Diagnosis

A wrong diagnosis can happen due to several reasons. There is a possibility that a doctor didn't perform enough tests to give a proper diagnosis, causing them to miss a potential problem that they should have discovered. A wrong diagnosis could also lead to an unnecessary medical procedure. 

Anesthesia Problems

There are doctors that specialize in giving anesthesia to patients for medical procedures. These professionals should know how much of the anesthesia to give you, monitor you to know if it's effective, and treat situations where too much anesthesia has been given. If you were harmed due to the way that anesthesia was administered, you could have a lawsuit on your hands. 

Not Getting Consent

It is also important that doctors get consent from you to perform a medical procedure when it is possible. Of course, life saving medical procedures have an assumption that you cannot consent before they are performed. However, you may find yourself going in for an elective procedure and have a doctor not perform the procedures you thought they would while you were under anesthesia. 

Medication Mistakes

You trust that your doctor will understand all of the different medications out there and which ones will be best for you. Even when they find the right medication, the right dosage needs to be prescribed for it to be effective. An error that results in the incorrect medication or dosage being prescribed does fall under medical malpractice. While it is possible that medications react differently with various patients, it is important that you are informed of all the risks when taking a medication. 

Medical Professional Fatigue

Medical professionals often work long shifts and are overworked to balance their workload. However, that is not an excuse for inadequate care. If you are in a situation where a medical professional makes a mistake due to fatigue, it can lead to consequences that affect your health. 

If you feel like you have been harmed due to medical malpractice, make sure to work with a medical malpractice lawyer to help build a lawsuit so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.