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Types of Medical Malpractice

Although doctors and healthcare providers do their best to provide comprehensive patient care, mistakes can still occur. If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a physician, hospital, or other professional healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation.

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases include:

Surgical Error

Surgery comes with inherent risks. However, mistakes that doctors make during surgery can cause patients enormous harm. Although not all surgery-related injuries or ailments are the fault of the doctor, some instances may be medical malpractice.

Failure to Diagnose

The failure of a doctor or healthcare professional to diagnose a serious disease or medical condition may constitute malpractice. Whether the physician failed to run a routine test, or did not communicate the results of an abnormal exam to a patient, he or she may be responsible for any harm caused by the oversight. Read more here about the most common medical diagnostic errors.

Birth Injury and Obstetric Malpractice

Any kind of sub-standard medical treatment or procedure performed by a healthcare provider either before or during the birth process can lead to a medical malpractice case. Sadly, some of the most common birth-related medical malpractice cases stem from cerebral palsy, brain damage, fractures, or fetal death.

Cancer Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice regarding cancer is extremely concerning and can even prove fatal for patients. This type of medical malpractice happens when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or nurse, causes harm to their patient through failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis.

Dental Malpractice

Dental malpractice involves the negligent, reckless, or otherwise harmful actions of a healthcare professional that cause harm to the patient. With dental malpractice, the injuries sustained are usually the result of a botched surgical procedure.

Gynecological Medical Malpractice

Gynecological malpractice encompasses injuries and defects due to negligence and failure to diagnose – from birth injuries to infertility and beyond.

Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

No matter what part of your body you’ve elected to have surgery on, or how extensive the damage, getting legal help to defend yourself is crucial. Get advice on seeking compensation for infection, scarring, and more.

Emergency Room Malpractice

The chaotic nature of emergency rooms can lead to many different emergency room errors. All medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, surgeons, and hospital employees, have a responsibility to patients as they are emitted to the emergency room for their injuries.

Contact an Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP. Because one of our founding partners, Ronald I. Kaplan, M.D., has 20 years of surgical experience, our firm is uniquely qualified to handle medical malpractice cases.

To schedule your free consultation, please call our Atlanta firm at (404) 845-0012, or fill out our online contact form.