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What types of medical malpractice are common nowadays?


In Florida, medical malpractice can be considered to be any mistake, error or failure by healthcare professionals. Medical practioners have standards and regulations, if it fall below that it can be deemed as negligence. So esentially what this means is if you were harmed it can be considered medical malpractice.

Examples of Types of common Medical Malpractice

Type of Medical ErrorDescription
Misdiagnosis or Delayed DiagnosisMistreatments or delayed therapies due to inaccurate or slow diagnosis of medical conditions. Should always be prevented.
Surgical Errors or MistakesErrors occurring when a surgeon operates incorrectly or leaves instruments inside a patient, leading to bodily damages and other health issues.
Medication ErrorsPrescribing medications or doses that cause harmful side effects.
Childbirth InjuriesNegligence during childbirth leading to injuries for either the mother or infant.
Failure to TreatNot providing appropriate medical treatments for an identifiable medical condition.
Product LiabilityInjury caused by defective medical devices or products.
Informed ConsentLack of informed consent when medical procedures are performed without adequate information about potential risks, necessary preparations, or postoperative care.

Expert Insights

Dr. Miri Gonzalez of Florida emphasizes the significance of accurate diagnosis and an intensive surgical protocol as ways to avoid malpractice lawsuits.

Percy Martinez, Esq. emphasizes the fact that informed consent is legally mandated in Florida and any failure to receive it could lead to malpractice claims.

Legal Reference: Chapter 766 – Medical Malpractice and Related Matters, Florida Statutes

Case Study Involving a Birth Injury

Celina Fernandez entrusted Dr. Thompson with the delivery of Diego, but unfortunately an unfortunate birthing mistake resulted in permanent harm for Diego.”

After attending court and representing Celina, I laid out her facts clearly and directly. Expert analysis confirms that Dr. Thompson failed to recognize and address shoulder dystocia – a common birthing complication – through appropriate manual maneuvers; his subsequent manual maneuvers deviated from accepted protocols causing damage to Diego’s brachial plexus which has resulted in arm function impairment.

Emphasis shifted toward Dr. Thompson’s notes, which lack detailed documentation proving that his interventions were hasty and ultimately damaging.

A timely C-section according to established guidelines could have avoided Diego’s injuries altogether.Emotions were acknowledged, yet presented objectively: Celina’s happiness at welcoming Diego was soon eclipsed by Dr. Thompson’s actions resulting in life-limiting injuries to Diego that should never have happened in the first place.

Accountability was at the core of this case:

“This court plays an essential part in upholding the standard of care expected during childbirth. By overlooking Dr. Thompson’s negligence and suggesting such injuries are acceptable consequences of medical error, an irresponsible practice may set dangerous precedent.””We stand here not only on behalf of Diego and Sarah; we stand for every parent and child who deserves competent and responsible healthcare. Your verdict has the power to deliver justice while sending an important message: preventable harm has no place in delivery rooms.”

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