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Types of Medical Malpractice

There is an array of types of malpractice. Malpractice, in the legal sense, can refer to incompetent or negligent behavior on behalf of a professional.

There are various particulars of malpractice, which depend greatly on a particular profession and situation involved.

It is advisable to hire a malpractice lawyer and file a claim if an individual feels he or she, or a member of the family, has been victimized due to malpractice.

A Victim of Malpractice

Profession to profession, the specific nature of professional negligence and incompetence can fluctuate.

In relation to medical malpractice, lawsuits of malpractice can be filed, due to the nature of medicine that is life and death, against medical professionals.


Within the realm of claims for medical malpractice, lawsuits can be filed likely within four different areas:

Over the last decade, cosmetic surgery has become quite a popular procedure, with more than 12 million procedures being performed annually.

At times, when these procedures go awry, it can result on the part of plastic surgeons in improper technique.

Prescription drug errors can cause patients life-threatening consequences.

Cases of prescription drug malpractice, as a result, are commonplace, and may even result in receiving compensation.

In addition to making a mistake prescribing the wrong drug, malpractice claims related to drugs can entail failing to be aware of fatal interactions between prescription drugs, or administering the wrong medicinal dosage.

Lawsuits, additionally, may be filed against various pharmaceutical companies that have manufactured a substandard product, or neglected to warn, of its dangers, consumers.

The process of delivering a child may be ripe with danger if incorrectly administered.

Professionals in the medical field may be guilty of malpractice resulting in birth injury if the necessary tools used, are operated incorrectly, to deliver a baby.

Medical malpractice, additionally, may arise if professionals in the medical field prescribe medicines, which can harm the health of mother and baby, or if they neglect to prepare for the likelihood of a birth by Cesarean in advance.

If a physician catastrophically misdiagnoses a disorder or illness, he or she may be held liable for any hazards due to misdiagnosis of a patient.

A surgeon may be held liable for his or her error and sued for medical malpractice, if he or she causes additional injury to a patient while administering an operation.

If a legal professional neglects to present the facts of a court case properly, has conflicts of interest in relation to the lawsuit, or overcharges a client, he or she may be guilty of malpractice.

Members of the accounting and financial feels within the medical profession can be held liable for professional malpractice.

In finance, malpractice may take the form of statements that are misleading in the case of instances of insider trading, or stockbrokers.

Errors in accounting may result, within the medical field, a claim for malpractice as well. if an accountant neglects to Bill and individual properly, or overcharges them purposely, he or she may be held liable.

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