Types of Medical Malpractice

Types of Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice comes in many different forms. The key thing to keep in mind if you suspect that you may have been a victim of medical malpractice is that the doctor will have to have breached their duty to you as a patient in some regard. There are many ways that this can happen. Some of the most common ways follow.

Failure to Render Treatment

Many medical malpractice claims revolve around a physician failing to provide the type of treatment that was needed. In these situations, the physician should have known that a particular treatment was called for, given the circumstances. The physician also has to have taken on the plaintiff as their client. If you went into a hospital, for example, and were exhibiting signs that you had internal bleeding and ended up not being treated for it and suffering because of it, medical negligence may be found by a jury to have been the cause of your suffering.

Wrong Treatments

Physicians sometimes order the wrong treatments for a patient and, in doing so, greatly increase the amount of pain and suffering and negative health outcomes for that patient. In these cases, the patients sometimes decide to sue for malpractice. Oftentimes, if the malpractice caused a situation where the patient was unable to work for a long period of time, the cost of their lost wages will be added to the lawsuit. This is a very common reason why people sue for medical malpractice. There have been instances when people have even been given the wrong surgery or given medications to which they were known to be allergic.


Sometimes, a mistake is at the heart of a medical malpractice claim. These include cases where doctors leave something inside a patient’s body after surgery or, in the most horrific cases, where patients get mixed up and two patients are given surgeries that were intended for the other patient.

Failure to Diagnose

One of the most common examples of medical malpractice is failure to diagnose. These situations can be potentially deadly for patients. If a doctor fails to take the measures necessary to diagnose whether a condition is serious, a patient may not get the treatment that they need in time to prevent that condition from getting worse or, eventually, taking the patient’s life.

Contact the Medical Malpractice Law Firm of Bice Law

If you believe you have suffered injury or harm due to medical malpractice, take the first step to protect your legal rights contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law.   We serve families across both North Carolina and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly.  Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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