Common Medical Malpractice Claims

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Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals neglect to do their job morally and accurately. There are several ways these professionals can cause harm to their patients, and you may feel defeated if you become a victim. Fortunately, you can file a claim and hold them accountable. Below are some of the most common types of medical malpractice that people file for.


A misdiagnosis can lead to inaccurate treatments, further complicating the patient’s medical issues. Misdiagnoses usually occur when a physician doesn’t refer the patient to a specialist, doesn’t order additional testing measures, or fails to recognize specific symptoms. No matter how severe, one misdiagnosis can make a patient incredibly sick or even cause death.

Prescription Drug Mistakes

Mistakes happen daily, but if a prescription drug error occurs due to a physician’s lack of care, you have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. For example, if you were prescribed the wrong amount of medication or the physician failed to disclose the side effects of a drug, you can suffer as a result.

Surgical Error

Medical professionals performing surgeries must be precise yet quick when operating on a patient. Failure to take the job seriously can lead to an error, further complicating your situation. Mistakes happen when the surgeon works on the wrong part of the body, fails to adhere to specific regulations, uses the wrong tools, or leaves them in a patient, and more.

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If you believe you have a case against a medical professional who neglected your safety, our team can help. Shlesinger & de Villeneuve Attorneys, P.C., have helped thousands of clients seek compensation against medical workers who failed to do their jobs properly and safely. We know your situation is daunting, so we’ll work tirelessly to defend you in court. Contact us today to learn more.



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