Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of a healthcare professional that causes an injury or complications to a patient. Usually the negligence occurs by an act or an omission by a health care provider during the course of care that deviates from the accepted standards of practice in the medical community.
Even though both men and women suffer consequences from medical malpractice, women face considerably more damage due to the nature of the complications and the trouble in getting compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice.
Well informed women are the best consumer of medical care. It is impossible to ask too many questions when it comes to a woman’s personal health. Part of the reason for starting this blog is to help women stay informed about their health care choices. Once women are aware of the medical malpractice pitfalls, they will be able to speak up and insist on quality health care.
Many of the injuries to female patients are caused by non-essential procedures, misdiagnosis of serious illness, failure to diagnoses medical conditions, and medical malpractice during prenatal and postnatal care.
Some of the most frequent medical malpractice claims that affect women include:
- Birth Injuries
- NICA Claims
- Cerebral Palsy
- Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Cervical Cancer
- OBGYN Negligence
- Natal Care and Delivery Negligence
- Wrongful Birth
- Miscarriages due to Medical Negligence
- Faulty Hysterectomies
- Hospital Injuries
- Procedural Mistakes
- Surgical Errors
- Epidural Injections
- Substandard Emergency Room Care
- Negligent Psychiatric and Psychological Care
- Plastic Surgery Errors
- Dangerous and Defective Drugs
These negligent injuries have far reaching consequences in women’s lives. It affects their health and well being which in turn has negative effects on their finances, mental state, interpersonal relationships and their lives in general.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of a health care professional, there is help. Contact an attorney at Levine & Glassman for a free consultation at (954) 332-6100. We represent clients in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.