Types of Medical Malpractice in Omaha
The concept of medical malpractice negligence is very broad and encompasses virtually every kind of mistake that could be made by a medical professional. With this in mind, entering into a legal dispute without competent legal counsel can be a frustrating and time consuming pursuit.
At Inkelaar Law, we have the skills and resources to fully litigate your case and can help fight for the MAXIMUM compensation that you may be eligible to receive. As an injury victim, you may be able to claim for income losses, medical expenses, pain and suffering and a number of other, related expenses.
Contact us today at 1-877-537-4665 to discuss your legal options.
Common Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The most common cases brought against doctors are:
- improper diagnosis
- failure to diagnose
- medication errors
- surgical errors such as a slip of the knife severing a nerve during an operation
- medical instruments, sponges, needles or other foreign objects dropped inside a patient and left there after surgery
- errors in prenatal diagnostic testing
- failure to advise of diagnosis
- lack of informed consent
- abandonment (failure to attend to a patient)
- improperly prescribing a drug
- failing to inform the patient of available treatments
- continuing a treatment that has been shown to be ineffective
- below standard treatment or incorrectly performed treatment
A doctor has a duty to you to use care and diligence to diagnose your illness so that the proper treatment can be recommended. In order to properly diagnose a condition, a doctor should ask about a patient’s medical history as well as his or her family’s medical history. The doctor also should ask for a detailed description of current symptoms and should perform a thorough examination which includes necessary diagnostic tests.
Example: After hurting your wrist you go to your family doctor, but he concludes it is just a sprain and doesn’t request an X-ray, which would have revealed a fracture. The fracture goes undetected and, as a result, a permanent and debilitating injury to your wrist results. The doctor may be negligent for failing to order an X-ray, or possibly for not referring you to an orthopedist.
How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
Doctors also have a duty to disclose information pertaining to the treatment you will receive. If your condition is such that it is beyond the scope of practice of the examining doctor, or beyond the doctor’s expertise, he or she must refer you to a specialist. If your doctor fails to follow these basic principles, and injury is caused as a result, you may have a case for a malpractice claim. Medical malpractice can occur at any point in the diagnosis and treatment course.
For example, the wrong chart could be placed at your hospital bedside, resulting in you being given medication that you are allergic to that causes serious harm or even death.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to medical malpractice, that individual may be eligible to claim compensation for their losses. At the law offices of Thomas T. Inkelaar, our attorneys have detailed knowledge of the personal injury laws in Omaha and can help to fight for the justice you deserve.
To learn more, contact us today at 1-877-537-4665. We have staff ready to answer your call and after some initial questions about the nature of your call, you will be quickly connected to an attorney to discuss the merits of your claim.
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