Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur whenever a patient is in the care of a healthcare professional. Thousands of people every year are either injured from medical malpractice or medical negligence or die from injuries or illnesses that could have been prevented or treated with proper medical care. Since medical malpractice can occur in many different situations, medical malpractice claims can take many different forms, for many different reasons.
Types of Medical Malpractice claims
- Birth injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Medication errors
- Hospital errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Defective medical devices
- Wrongful death
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
Medical malpractice can cause serious health problems or death. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting medical bills, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, please contact Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A., today for your consultation with an experienced Jacksonville medical malpractice attorney. Our offices are conveniently located in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)