Facial Treatment | Tort Law: The Rules of Medical Malpractice

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Healthcare Tort Examples

Various situations may trigger a healthcare tort. The following list includes some possible circumstances where medical malpractice may occur.

  • Diagnosis- A failure to interpret or read test results leads to a missed or inaccurate diagnosis
  • Medication Error- Knowingly prescribing the wrong medication or dispensing the incorrect dosage
  • Anesthesia- Patient not put under during an operation or receiving too much medication
  • Birth Injury- Failure to deliver a baby when the child is in distress, or giving the mother  medication that harms the baby
  • Surgical errors- Operating on the wrong part of the body
  • Bad Medical Devices- Recalled medical devices have harmed thousands
  • Care- Patient is discharged too soon or not given adequate after care instructions