Emergency Notice | As we are in the midst of a global epidemic, we want to assure our clients that we are continuing to work diligently while also taking all necessary and precautionary steps to ensure the safety and health of our WKW staff. ***To potential new clients, please note that we offer virtual consultations.
Injury Attorneys | Restoring LivesTM
Medical malpractice is often equated with instances like botched surgeries or birth injuries, but it is much more prevalent than that. You may have been the victim of medical malpractice and not even know it.
Here are three types of medical malpractice that you may not know.
You go into the emergency room experiencing abdominal pain. After looking at your symptoms, the doctor diagnoses you with gastroenteritis and sends you home. Once you leave the hospital, your symptoms worsen, requiring you to return to the emergency room. It’s then that the doctor realizes that you are suffering from acute appendicitis. That misdiagnosis could have led to deadly results had you not returned to the hospital.
You go to your doctor for an illness. The medications you are taking are documented in your chart. Your doctor prescribes you a medication that will interact with one of the other prescriptions that you are already taking. Luckily, your pharmacist catches the error before dispensing the medication. The mistake could have proven fatal had you taken the medication.
You take your loved one to the emergency room who is complaining of indigestion and jaw pain. The doctor fails to perform the necessary tests to make an informed diagnosis and sends you and your loved one home. Upon arriving at home, your loved one collapses. You immediately call 911. Once you get to the emergency room, the doctors realize that your loved one was suffering from an aortic dissection.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can discuss the details of your case with you and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Medical malpractice and medical negligence are different but very much related in that medical malpractice is a kind of negligence. The distinction between the two…
Transcript Malpractice is another name for negligence, and negligence means the failure to exercise reasonable care. When we look at a doctor or a nurse,…
Are you safer on the highway or lying in a hospital bed? You might be surprised: Nearly 200,000 people die every year in the United…