3 Types of Medical Malpractice

Medicine is always associated with curing disease and sickness. Doctors are the ones providing this medicine, so they are even more looked up to considering they show character and personality. Although in most cases these doctors are good role models and deserve to be looked up to, sometimes this isn’t the case.

This is because some doctors don’t do a great job of keeping their patients 100 percent safe. This is called medical malpractice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_malpractice ) . This link to Wikipedia goes far in depth in order to show you what it is, but below we explain what it is in simple terms, and what the most common forms are.


Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is when doctors don’t live up to standards when providing a patient with a service like surgery. Most of the time when these standards aren’t met it leads to injuries, which also leads to financial problems for the patient.

Doctors are humans just like us, so it is understandable that they make some mistakes. But, it isn’t understandable when doctor’s make mistakes that are easily avoidable. Certain mistakes seem to happen just because the doctor isn’t focused at all.

Types of Malpractice:

The Deratany Firm, a Chicago injury law firm has a full page devoted to types of medical malpractice (http://www.lawinjury.com/practice-areas/medical-malpractice/ ), but here are three of the most common.

Missed Diagnosis

If you’ve ever been to an emergency room you know that people come in all of the time over exaggerating their problems. Because of this doctors sometimes send patients home if the patient seems to calm down and feel much better within the doctor’s presence. But if that patient goes home and something goes seriously wrong, the doctor can be in trouble for a wrong diagnosis.


Anesthesia is an amazing way to knock patients out so the necessary procedure can take place. But, sometimes the wrong amount is given (too little, or not enough) and this can lead to problems for the patient and eventually a lawsuit.

Surgical Issues

Sometimes doctors make surgical mistakes which can lead to little problems noticed later in the patients life, or immediately. Also, some of the products can be defective which will obviously cause problems for the patient. Every situation will bring lawsuits.

How to Sue:

If you’re looking to sue because you think you were a victim of medical malpractice, you must first prove that you have an injury, second prove that the doctor made a mistake, and thirdly prove that the injury is directly related to the doctor’s mistake. For a great car accident lawyer Chicago has to offer check out his site.