Types of Medical Negligence and Malpractice Cases
Many malpractice claims involve one of more of the following issues:
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries: cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, etc.
- Emergency room errors
Not all mistakes on the part of doctors and other medical professionals qualify as medical malpractice. They must involve a failure by the medical professional to fulfill accepted standards of care, as understood by the medical community.
But not all “accepted standards of care” are set in stone. Some mistakes, such as a failure to diagnose cancer, are well-accepted as medical malpractice, but other types of mistakes are more difficult to judge. At the Coral Springs personal injury law firm of Heller & Heller, P.A., we get medical experts who can testify convincingly that a mistake qualifies as malpractice.