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Types of Serious Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice is a broad term and can occur in almost any area of healthcare where a patient is injured from poor treatment or negligence. This means that basically anytime you receive treatment in Washington DC from a healthcare professional, there is a chance that medical malpractice can occur. Medical malpractice can result in any number of injuries, from adverse reactions to prescribed drugs, to brain damage, or even death from an improper procedure. Medical malpractice can have devastating effects on your life.

Some of the areas where serious medical malpractice can occur are:

  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer or other Diseases - A physician or healthcare provider can be held liable for not diagnosing your medical problems.
  • Improper Embolization Procedures or Devices - Partner Ira Sherman is co-chair of a national committee established by the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) to lecture on and educate lawyers regarding the improper use of glue as a device to embolize arterial-venous malformations ("AVM") in the brain. Frequently Asked Questions About Embolization Devices
  • Failure to Properly Treat - Often times a patient's medical problems go untreated or mistreated as a result of misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or administering the wrong medication.
  • Misuse of Prescription Drugs - When the wrong drug is prescribed, or if you are not informed of the abusive nature of the drug or its side effects, then the healthcare provider or pharmacy may be held liable for medical malpractice for the pain and suffering caused by the drug.
  • Failure to Perform Correct Surgical Procedures - If your surgery was not performed correctly and has left you with personal injuries or unwanted side effects, then the surgeon may be held liable for medical malpractice.
  • Failure to Administer Anesthesia Correctly - When you are given anesthesia, sensitive techniques are used so that you do not suffer from any complications. However, if the anesthesiologist does not properly check you before applying anesthesia, you could suffer from serious complications.
  • Birth Injuries - A doctor or healthcare provider can be held liable for a procedure error, improper administration of anesthesia, failing to properly monitor the fetus, and other complications. You can file a claim for injury to the mother or child.

Medical malpractice can leave you with pain, suffering, and large medical bills. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will help you get compensated for your injuries, a loved one's injuries, or in the worst case, a wrongful death.

The best way to determine if you have a good medical malpractice case is to schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. The attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. are ready to evaluate your medical malpractice claim and let you know what type of compensation you deserve.