We know some of the serious injuries that are often caused by negligence in car accidents, trucking accidents, and other similar situations. However, in medical malpractice cases, the injuries often vary and may be internal or external.
Having a firm understanding of the potential damages that may result due to medical malpractice is important. Knowing these injuries can help in showing that the negligence was the direct cause of the harm you sustained.
The Common Injuries
In medical malpractice cases, injuries are wide ranging because they are dependent on the exact cause of damage. Here are some of the most common that may be experienced:
- Infections: These are often the result of contamination and sterilization issues in a hospital. Perhaps surgical equipment is not sterile. If used during the procedure, it can cause infection at the site of incision or throughout the body.
- Incisions in wrong patient: Patients may be operated on despite not needing the surgery. This means they are most likely opened up and some part of the body is worked on. This would cause unnecessary pain and recovery time to the wrong patient.
- Overdose or allergic reactions: Hospitals are supposed to be sure they are prescribing patients with the right medications and the correct dosage. Failure to do so can lead to an overdose or a bad reaction to the specific medication.
- Death: The most serious cases of medical malpractice can lead to fatal injuries. Some situations in which this may occur is inattention during serious surgical procedures, improper medication, or device malfunction.
Adults, children, and even infants are all at risk of sustaining serious injuries when they are victims to medical malpractice and it’s important to fully understand what rights and options are available to you if you’ve been hurt.
At Brown & Barron, our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers stand by your side every step of the way so you have confidence in pursuing justice against a negligent medical professional. Trust that we have your best interests in mind and will fight to seek the most favorable outcome possible.