Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional harms or worsens the patient’s condition by failing to follow the accepted standard of practice in the medical community. This incident can be devastating to the patient and the patient’s family.
One of the largest settlements in recent history happened in Florida. The jury awarded Allan Navarro a total of $216.7 million (compensatory damages of $116.7 million and punitive damages of $100.1 million). Navarro visited the ER after experiencing symptoms of stroke. He told the nurses about his family’s history with stroke, but the doctors said he only has sinusitis and prescribed medicines for the said illness. The following day, he had to undergo surgery and was in a coma for almost 3 months.
Examples of medical malpractice:
2) Childbirth Injuries
3) Medication Errors
4) Anesthesia Errors
5) Surgery Errors
Keep in mind that not every situation in which one is unhappy with a doctor or other health care professional amounts to malpractice.
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