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What counts as medical negligence?

Medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice, refers to a failure by a healthcare provider to provide a reasonable standard of care to a patient, resulting in injury or harm.

For an action or inaction to be considered medical negligence, it must be shown that the healthcare provider had a duty of care to the patient, that the healthcare provider breached that duty of care, and that the breach of duty of care caused harm to the patient.

Medical Negligence & Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Examples of medical negligence include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s condition properly
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Improper treatment
  • Negligent postoperative care

Medical Negligence Case Maria

In 2015, Maria went in for a regular spinal surgery in the hopes of relieving the persistent back pain she had been experiencing. Unfortunately, the operation was unsuccessful, and Maria was left crippled as a result. Her family has filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice, claiming that the doctors were negligent in their monitoring of Maria throughout the treatment, which led to the deterioration of her spinal cord as a result of the procedure. 

According to the allegations made in the complaint, Maria’s doctors failed to notice indicators of nerve injury during the operation and did not take the required precautions to prevent additional harm to the patient’s nerves. 

The action resulted in a settlement of €2.5 million (roughly $2.9 million), which was paid to Maria as compensation for her injuries and to assist pay the expense of her ongoing medical requirements. Maria will continue to seek medical treatment for her conditions. This situation emphasizes the significance of maintaining adequate surveillance.

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