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Is there more than one type of medical malpractice?

As a patient, you expect to receive the best care at all times. This holds true regardless of your health concerns, location, or age.

Unfortunately, there are times when a medical professional makes a serious mistake that leads to injury or illness.

There are several types of medical malpractice, each of which could alter the course of your life. The most common forms of medical malpractice include:

-- Misdiagnosis. As the name suggests, this is when a doctor makes a wrong diagnosis. For example, your doctor could diagnose you with a minor ailment when you're actually suffering from cancer.

-- Surgical malpractice. If something goes wrong during surgery, such as a surgeon operating on the wrong part of the body, it can be considered medical malpractice.

-- Birth injuries. There are many errors that can cause harm to the mother and/or baby during or after delivery.

-- Hospital negligence. An example of this would be a person receiving the wrong treatment because the hospital confused their chart with that of another patient.

As a patient, the best thing you can do is keep a close eye on your medical team at all times. Even so, this is no guarantee that you can prevent medical malpractice.

If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, don't hesitate to learn more about your legal rights. Along with this, you'll want to receive the necessary healthcare in an attempt to get your life back on track.

Medical malpractice can be a setback, but it doesn't have to define the rest of your life.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits," accessed Feb. 13, 2017

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