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Posted on April 28, 2015 by

How Do You Know if it’s Medical Malpractice?

We all have to go to the doctor or hospital at some point in our lives. At times we put blind trust into doctors, and we think of them as infallible. We don’t want to think or believe that our care will be compromised because of a mistake made by the professionals that we often choose. However, when a medical professional fails to follow to the proper standards of medical care for their patients and this causes injuries to those patients, this is known as medical malpractice.

Medical professionals who can commit medical malpractice are:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Any other medical staff responsible for causing your injury

Although there are many reasons for medical to occur, some of the more common ones are:

  • Birth injuries: including, but not limited to, bone fractures, brain damage, cerebral palsy, paralysis, infections, and many others.
  • Failure to diagnose cancer: this includes a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. This can lead to the diagnosis coming at at later stage, affecting the types of treatments that are able to be used.
  • Surgical errors: There are many things that can happen during and after surgery that can be considered malpractice
  • Death

As your St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer, we want to help you decide if your case is medical malpractice. If you or someone you know has been injured or died during a medical procedure, contact us today!