Suffering an injury due to the negligence of your doctor or other medical professional is a difficult situation to deal with in Knoxville. No patient should have to endure an illness or injury because his or her doctor did not properly handle surgery or care. Today, we will take a look at the most common medical malpractice injuries.
Surgery errors are one of the most discussed types of medical malpractice injuries. You see stories about items being left inside patients who underwent surgery on the internet, in newspapers, on TV shows and in movies. This is a scary situation for patients all across the country. Other surgery errors include performing surgery on the wrong spot of the patient’s body, performing the wrong type of surgery and even operating on the wrong person.
Another medical malpractice injury occurs when medication errors are made by doctors or pharmacists. These errors involve patients being prescribed the wrong drug, the wrong dosage of a drug or even not being issued a prescription at all for their medical condition.
A delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis is another type of injury related to medical malpractice. This occurs when a medical professional fails to diagnose a medical condition or issues the wrong diagnosis for a patient that leads to a more significant injury or illness.
Errors with anesthesia can also lead to medical malpractice claims. For example, the anesthesiologist could issue an inaccurate amount of anesthesia prior to surgery that either does not keep the victim asleep or causes the victim to struggle waking up out of his or her slumber.
Do you think you are the victim of medical malpractice in Tennessee? An experienced personal injury attorney can talk to you about your situation and explain how you can seek compensation for your injuries.
Source: Findlaw, “Medical Malpractice,” accessed Dec. 01, 2017