What Physician Mistakes Are Considered Malpractice?

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Understandably so, you may want to be healed from your injuries or illness as quickly as possible. So it is unfortunate if your physician makes a mistake that deters you from your projected date of recovery. What’s worse is if such a mistake makes your injuries or illness worse or even permanently incurable.聽Continue reading to learn what types of mistakes are considered medical malpractice and how an experienced New York City physician mistake attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help build your claim.

What types of physician mistakes are considered medical malpractice?

You may trust that your physician’s years of experience allow them to understand the best course of treatment for you and your injuries or illness. However, it may be possible that your physician deviated from the standard of care that has been established by their peers in the New York medical field. The reasoning behind such deviation may be unclear, but you may be certain that it subsequently led to mistakes within your treatment plan. Without further ado, below are types of physician mistakes that may be considered medical malpractice:

  • A physician fails to order the right tests to properly diagnose you.
  • A physician fails to detect all abnormalities in your X-ray scans to properly treat you.
  • A physician fails to prescribe the right type or dosage of medication to properly treat you.
  • A physician fails to routinely check on your unstable health condition during your hospital stay after surgery.
  • A physician fails to operate on the right part of your body; punctures a neighboring organ; or leaves surgical instruments in your body after surgery.

Can I bring forward a medical malpractice claim?

If you have been made victim of any of the aforementioned instances of physician mistakes, then you must strongly consider bringing a medical malpractice claim forward. You may have reasonable doubts about filing a lawsuit after all the consent forms, waivers, and other documents that you signed at the hospital. But after all, these documents do not excuse your physician’s pure negligence. Rest assured, an attorney may assist you in reading over these documents to ensure you have a case.

In addition, if you decide to follow through on this lawsuit, you must do so before the statute of limitations. In New York State, this deadline is typically 2.5 years from the date on which your incident occurred. A missed deadline means a missed opportunity to sue, recover damages, and overall attain justice.

With all that being said, you must not take any chances when it comes to your medical malpractice claim. So please retain the services of a skilled New York City hospital negligence attorney from Mark L. Bodner, P.C. as soon as you can.