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What are some examples of medical malpractice? Some of the more typical issues of medical malpractice arise from misdiagnosis. A frequent example of an incident is someone who goes to an emergency room complaining of severe chest pains, nausea, and sweating. They are then sent home with a diagnosis of indigestion without having ruled out a heart attack. This patient may then suffer a fatal heart attack shortly afterwards. This is one example of a common medical malpractice incident.
Another frequent example is the failure to do a caesarean section delivery in a timely fashion during delivery. This can cause an injury to both the mother and the baby.
There are also cases that involve the failure to make a timely diagnosis of cancer or another illness. When these go undiagnosed, they may progress to a much worse outcome than if they had been managed early.
If you believe that you or a family member has suffered from a similar, severe incident, consult with the medical malpractice lawyers at Wilson Kehoe Winingham. With our experience, knowledge, and insight, we will help to assess your case and advise you in the course of legal action or other steps.