Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or facility provides substandard care when treating a patient which directly causes harm or death.
Potential medical malpractice cases include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Birth trauma
- Head, brain, spinal injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Cardiovascular and pulmonary injuries
- Cancer and other serious medical conditions
- Improper or inadequate treatment
- Misuse of medications
- Unsanitary or unclean conditions
- Inadequate training of hospital staff
- Human error
- Failure to diagnose an illness
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment
- Failed surgeries
- brain injury
- loss of limb
Birth trauma, an enormously complex legal issue that can also often results in brain injury, is one type of medical malpractice case. However, there are other medical complications that can ensue from or involve birth trauma. For instance, a clinical condition in which the fetus suffers “macrosomia”, an unusually big body, often results in birth trauma. This frequently occurs when a laboring mother is a diabetic, sometimes even prior to pregnancy (pregestational diabetes mellitus).
This condition can sometimes cause paralysis of an arm due to shoulder dystocia. When shoulder dystocia occurs (becomes stuck behind the pubic symphysis), if the delivering OB-GYN or midwife applies too much traction in trying to deliver the baby, it may result in an injury to the nerve that attaches to the shoulder (the brachial plexus). As a result, it can tear the brachial nerve, causing paralysis to that arm. If the nerve is pulled way too much, it tears the entire nerve from its original structure. This is referred to as an avulsion injury. There are surgeons who, at times, can reconnect the brachial nerve. The success of this procedure varies.
If a hospital, surgeon, doctor, or other medical professional fails to provide care that meets an acceptable standard, causing you injuries, seek consultation from our Ft. Lauderdale practice for review of your medical records.
If the medical malpractice was a result of institutional conditions, supervision, lack of training, nursing, or poor hiring processes, the hospital or facility may also be held responsible.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is imperative that you seek competent, trustworthy representation as soon as possible.
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