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Common Types of Medical Malpractice in NC

There are countless situations that can result in a medical malpractice claim. As a patient, you put trust in your physician or medical professional to perform their job competently. All too often, this is not the case and patients suffer injuries. You have rights against medical malpractice and you can fight for compensation. In order to do so you will need to show that there was a doctor-patient relationship wherein the doctor acted negligently.

The negligence in the case needs to be the cause of the injury. Your injury or suffering could include pain, mental distress, financial expenses or bodily harm. These injuries can come from several types of medical malpractice acts. The best way to categorize the various types of medical malpractice would be into these classifications:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Improper treatment or failure to treat
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Defective products
  • Failure to warn

When determining if your doctor failed to diagnose, their actions will be compared to how a competent doctor would have acted. If a competent doctor would have discovered your illness and made a diagnosis, you may have a claim against your doctor. When it comes to improper treatment, if a doctor performs treatments that a competent doctor would not have, a medical malpractice claim may take place. Failure to warn cases often come about when patients do not receive the adequate warning of the risks in a procedure or treatment. If a patient does not receive adequate warning and ends up injured, a medical malpractice claim may be filed. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact a Charlotte personal injury attorney from Saffa Law Firm. We offer a free case evaluation so call now to get started in filing your claim!