Medical Malpractice

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Medical negligence encompasses different situations in which doctors have failed or poorly fulfilled their duties. For example, this can include an incorrect diagnosis of the disease, refusal to explain the details of treatment to the patient, incorrectly selected treatment, or negligent performance of medical procedures.

The most common cases of medical negligence are as follows:

Negligent execution of procedures or treatment – cases when the prescribed treatment itself is correct, but the procedures are performed negligently.

Incorrect treatment if the doctor did not study in detail the condition of the patient‘s body, did not prescribe all the necessary procedures, tests, but decided on treatment on the basis of superficial information about the disease.

Incorrect diagnosis or lack thereof when the doctor refuses to prescribe all the necessary procedures to find out for sure the cause of the patient‘s illness.

Actions without the patient’s consent all procedures except urgent ones, when you need to save a person‘s life, or he is unconscious, the patient‘s consent is required. The doctor is obliged to report on all proposed methods of treatment, explain all stages of procedures, operations, offer alternatives, report on all possible risks and consequences. And he must explain without complex medical formulations so that a person actually understands everything. Only after obtaining consent do doctors have the right to start treatment, surgery, procedures. If a person is not explained what medical manipulations will be carried out with him, his consent is not considered conscious. This situation can also be attributed to medical negligence.

These are the most common types of medical negligence, but all cases are individual, so there are situations that do not fall into these categories. In order for a lawyer to be able to conduct a case of medical negligence, they will definitely need to consult an expert doctor.

The expert doctor will have to answer the following questions:

Was medical care of poor quality, much lower than required by the standard?

What damage was caused to the patient?

What treatment was really necessary?

How can this affect the patient‘s health in the future?

What treatment will be needed in the future to compensate for the consequences of improper treatment?

First, the lawyer collects all the necessary medical documents of the client, receiving them from clinics, clinics, hospitals, and doctors. After that, if there is indeed a suspicion of medical negligence, all materials are sent to an expert doctor.