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Types of Medical Malpractice

Plantation, FL, Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice comes in many forms and is not limited to blatant and obvious mistakes made by doctors and surgeons. Any type of health care professional, or a health care facility, may be responsible for medical malpractice. Malpractice can occur in the emergency room and during elective procedures. If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice please talk to the Plantation, FL, medical malpractice attorneys of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. today.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs whenever a health care professional fails to use the standard level of care. Medical errors and accidents are typically considered to be malpractice. So is failure to inform a patient of a diagnosis, treatment options, or the risks associated with a treatment or procedure. Medical malpractice includes negligence and intentional wrongdoing. Some common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Obstetric malpractice leading to birth injury or injury to the mother
  • Needle stick
  • Diagnostic error – delayed diagnosis, wrong diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
  • Surgical error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Medication error
  • Unsanitary conditions leading to nosocomial infections
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Failure to advise a patient of diagnosis or treatment options
  • Wrong treatment for the condition
  • Continuing and ineffective treatment
  • Unnecessary procedure, medication, or treatment
  • Abandonment
  • LASIK malpractice
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Dental malpractice
  • Psychiatric malpractice
  • Cosmetic surgery malpractice
  • Pharmacy error

Medical malpractice may be the fault of a single health care professional who behaves negligently, or it may stem from a larger problem with a facility and its policies. Any type of medical malpractice may have very severe or even fatal consequences. Victims of malpractice, who were in perfectly good health when they sought medical attention or advice, may be permanently disabled or even killed due to medical mistakes.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call Plantation, FL medical malpractice attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. at (954) 845-8989, (561) 737-7789 or (877) 845-8989 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.