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Cases of Medical Malpractice

Introduction to Cases of Medical Malpractice

Cases of medical malpractice are stories of neglect, mainly by healthcare professionals who failed to provide the right kind of treatment to their patients. A lapse in judgment, lack of foresight, and plain misinformation are the most common factors that lead to cases of medical malpractice and from these cases, lawsuits arise. But what exactly is medical malpractice? How can one determine if what he/she experienced is an unfortunate blow of nature that nobody wished or is a consequence of human fault by a person who did not execute his/her duty properly and with diligence? Below are the five common cases of medical malpractice.

Clinical/Dental Malpractice

Cases of medical malpractice most often occur in clinical/dental settings. The situations are diverse, but the outcomes are pretty much the same; the patient gets hurt or dies as a consequence of an action or decision made by his/her immediate health care professional. At a clinic or hospital, common forms of medical malpractice are misdiagnosis, misadministration of drugs, lack of follow-up checkups, etc. Virtually any lack of action or wrong action/decision may be counted as a medical malpractice. The same thing happens in dental clinics. If the dentist causes a patient to experience too much pain in a procedure than what is usual, it can easily be called dental malpractice.

Personal Injury

Patients who are incapable of looking after themselves and are currently confined in a health care facility are solely the responsibility of the health care professionals in that said facility. If the patient has a tendency to hurt him/herself, part of the health care professional's responsibility is to restrain the patient to avoid him/her from getting hurt by him/herself. In cases of medical malpractice where personal injury occurred due to lack of supervision, a case may be filed against the professional and the health care facility for lack of supervision and patient support.

Work-related Injury

Cases of medical malpractice may also find their way into work-related accident scenarios. Medical malpractice solicitors may also find a job to bring to court companies and/or health insurance companies that do not adhere to sharing the health care expenses of a worker who was injured due to a work-related accident. Almost every employee in the UK is covered by company health insurance. However, you have to check your employment contract if it is clearly stipulated how your company can help you in such an instance. If a health care clause is missing in your contract, your company may find itself to have numerous legal lawsuits to face.

Pharmaceutical Product Liability

Cases of medical malpractice also come in the form of defective drugs that were manufactured and distributed by pharmaceutical companies. If these drugs managed to reach the market and caused illness or even death, a large-scale inquiry is often formed to determine the total number of related cases and to prevent further consumption of the drug by the public. If you fall victim to a defective drug, you have a very high chance to win the case if it is filed as a result of a collated effort by all victims concerned.

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