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What is a Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice claim occurs when a patient has been injured as a result of a medical treatment. There are many different types of claims:
- Misdiagnosis are the most common type of medical errors. It is important to seek a second opinion to prevent this negligence from happening. The most common types are: depression, heart attack, cancer, depression, and stroke. Doctors often have a difficult time diagnosing these different type of diseases.
- Birth Injury occurs and parents are left wondering why a birth related injury occurred when they were not warned. If this happens, it is best to investigate the situation and determine if your physician should have warned you about the injury before the child was born. Often times, physicians fail to warn the parents about the possibility for this type of injury and as a result they face a possible medical malpractice claim.
- Medication Errors are a result of a nurse’s negligence over 65% of the time according to a recent study. This happens when the patient is prescribed, under prescribed, or overprescribed medication.
- Anesthesia Errors
- Surgery Errors
Florida holds more than 70,000 physicians, With this many workers in the health industry, it leaves a huge potential for negligence. In 2014, Florida saw 983 medical malpractice payment claims made. It is a common occurrence and you believe you have been injured, don’t wait to contact an attorney.