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Types of  law : Medical Malpractice


Medical malpractice is considered mistakes made by medical professionals concerning the health and welfare of the persons in their care. Malpractice usually results in injury, either psychological, physical or both, or death as a result of mistakes or negligence on the part of a medical professional. Nurses, pharmacists, physicians in any field of medical work, any type of hospital, therapists ranging from psychological to post op, are all held responsible for the care and well being of their patient

A patient who feels that they have been a victim of malpractice, or the surviving family of a deceased person who they feel has died under suspicious circumstances, may file suit with a malpractice attorney within a reasonable amount of time after the occurrence of such negligence. The malpractice lawyer must make a case based on evidence provided by the person claiming damages and present it for litigation in court. A few reasons for basis of suit are, medication errors, post surgery mistakes discovered, such as surgical tools left inside of a patient after a surgical procedure, a diagnosis that was not related to the patient, or failure to diagnose a certain problem with complications resulting from lack of diagnosis.

There are thousands of malpractice cases having to do with cerebral palsy. In many cases of cerebral palsy it is the attending physician's mistakes that cause the permanent injury to the baby and those injuries result in a condition that affects the child and their family for the rest of his or her life. Cerebral palsy attorneys must prove what negligent conditions were present at the birth of a child that resulted in cerebral palsy. Some of those conditions are: failure to acknowledge signs and perform caesarian section in order to aid oxygen flow and lessen distress to the baby in cases of large birth, umbilical cord distress and fetal distress signs, failure to respond appropriately to seizures of infant, signs of toxemia, and timely meningitis treatment.