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What Injuries Can Be Compensated for Under Medical Malpractice?

by | Jul 12, 2019 | Firm News

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Considered one of the most complex areas of personal injury law, medical malpractice claims can be difficult cases to win. However, for victims who had their trust violated due to the negligence and carelessness of a health care professional, it is crucial they be compensated for what is a life-altering experience. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers at Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright.

Birth Errors
In many situations when a woman gives birth, everything goes as planned. However, there are times when doctors and other health professionals make mistakes during the procedure. From failing to correctly perform a C-section to improper use of labor-inducing drugs, these errors can lead to injuries or even death of the baby.

Medication Errors
In other situations, medical malpractice occurs due to medication errors. This can involve a number of situations, such as being prescribed the wrong medication or being given an incorrect dosage of a medication while in the hospital. In some cases, malpractice occurs due to a doctor disregarding a patient’s history with certain drugs, or failing to warn a patient of potential risks and side effects.

Surgical Errors
When a patient enters an operating room, they trust the doctors and other health care professionals will take care of them. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Injuries in these situations can include surgeons operating on the wrong body part, failing to correctly use surgical tools, or failing to realize complications that may be developing during surgery.

If these or other similar events occur, the damage inflicted to a patient and their family can often never be reversed. To make sure those responsible are held accountable for their carelessness and negligence, schedule a consultation immediately with the Las Vegas medical malpractice lawyers at Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright.