Types of common medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims are legal claims made by patients who have been harmed by a health care provider’s careless or intentional actions.

Here are some most common medical negligence claims  that take place in Ireland.

1. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can occur when a healthcare professional fails to correctly identify a patient’s medical condition. This can lead to a delay in treatment or a failure to provide the proper course of treatment.

2. Failure to obtain informed consent: Before performing any type of medical procedure, a healthcare professional must obtain informed consent from the patient. This means that the patient must be made aware of all potential risks and benefits associated with the procedure. If the patient is not properly informed, they may be able to file a claim for medical negligence.

3. Surgical errors: Surgical errors can occur when a surgeon makes a mistake during the course of a surgery. This can result in serious injury or even death.

4. Birth injuries: Birth injuries can occur when a healthcare professional fails to provide proper care during the delivery of a baby. This can lead to serious injuries for the mother and child.

5. Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia errors can occur when a healthcare professional fails to properly administer anesthesia. This can lead to serious complications or even death.

6. Emergency room errors: Emergency room errors can occur when a healthcare professional fails to provide proper care in an emergency situation. This can lead to serious injury or even death.

7. Medication errors: Medication errors can occur when a healthcare professional prescribes the wrong medication or dosages. This can lead to serious side effects or even death.

8. Radiology errors: Radiology errors can occur when a healthcare professional fails to properly interpret radiology images. This can lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

9. Pathology errors: Pathology errors can occur when a healthcare professional fails to properly interpret pathology results. This can lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

10. Nursing negligence: Nursing negligence can occur when a healthcare professional fails to provide proper care to a patient. This can lead to serious injury or even death.

In conclusion, there are a few different types of common medical negligence claims. If you feel like you have been a victim of medical malpractice and looking for legal help then contact our solicitors to know in details by clicking homepage.