Doctors are human just like the rest of us. That means that there will be times that they make mistakes. Not every medical error causes real harm to the patient, and not every mistake constitutes negligence. But there are times when a doctor’s mistakes result in medical malpractice and there are several common cases that medical attorneys see time and time again.
Delay in diagnosis
Failure to consult in a timely manner
Cancer misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
Failure to obtain informed consent
There are certainly many more instances and situations in which medical malpractice occurs, but the above list consists of the cases that are most common.
Have you been a victim of one of these things? Don’t see your situation on this list but feel that your doctor has harmed you in some other way? Your best bet is always to speak to a medical lawyer. That way you can know for sure whether you are a victim of legitimate medical malpractice.