There are several type of medical malpractice and they include:
When a doctor fails to set up the right diagnosis or delays the one, when he misreads the x – rays, when he prescribes the wrong medicine or therapy, when he doesn’t notify the patient about the risks and side effects or the drugs or the procedure, when he treats patient without his consent and when he makes an error during a surgery or childbirth.
These mistakes can be fatal for patients well-being and these mistakes are considered among the greatest regarding personal injury situations. The damages that patients suffer can be physical pain, unwanted medical costs, emotional suffering and some of them may even pay with their life. For doctors: they can lose their place in the hospital or institution where they work, they can lose their reputation and license or they can lose wages and payments. Much more severe action is that they can earn imprisonment.
Medical Malpractice Law
When it comes to a lawsuit, expert witnesses play a major role, because the jury sometimes doesn’t understand this complicated terminology so the experts are put to stand in front of the judge and explain for example how some surgery was conducted. They can offer their opinion, draw conclusions and explain what they have found. When an injured party want to hire an expert witness to stand on its behalf he should now that this type of action can substantially increase the costs of the lawsuit.