In the United States, more deaths result from medical errors than breast cancer or car accidents. Cases of hospital malpractice can result in billions of dollars in healthcare costs.In addition to costing the healthcare industry a lot of money every year, hospital errors can result in devastating consequences for the victims. The most common types of hospital mistakes include:
- Medication Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Diagnostic Errors
- Patient Errors
Medication errors can result from a prescription that was not clearly written by a doctor or the doctor’s failure to make sure a type of medication doesn’t adversely interact with another medication as well as errors involving the correct dosage of a medication.Surgical errors can happen when a surgeon operates on the wrong person, performs the wrong surgery, or even leaves foreign objects inside the patient after the surgery has ended.Diagnostic errors can result from inadequate equipment, lack of communication between doctor and patient or due to an inexperienced doctor as well. This may result in a failure to correctly diagnose a condition, a delayed diagnosis, or a complete misdiagnosis.Patient errors happen when the wrong patient is treated or neglect is shown in how the patient is treated.Any of these hospital mistakes can cause serious physical injuries to a patient. If you have been injured as a result of hospital negligence, contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer who can help determine if you have a valid case for a medical malpractice lawsuit.Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life due to medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.