Medical malpractice is real. Doctors forget. Nurses don’t communicate. Many hospitals prioritize profits over people.
Experts estimate that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and that up to 440,000 people die each year due to these preventable medical errors. The Moses Firm is an experienced medical malpractice law firm that has handled the most complex medical malpractice cases from medication errors to birth injuries that have resulted in brain damage and a lifetime of care for an innocent child.
Everyone deserves the highest quality of medical care no matter where you come from, how old you are, or how much money you have. If you believe that you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, we would like to help you. We are committed to delivering excellence and compassion from day one. Your action could help others avoid the same mistake.
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Medical errors are all too common, and they come in many forms. Here are some types of common medical errors that cause serious injuries and/or death.
- Failing to diagnose deadly medical conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, and infections.
- Failing to timely diagnose or treat surgical complications.
- Failing to diagnose and treat testicular torsion or ovarian torsion.
- Birth injuries caused by failing to promptly perform a c-section leading to cerebral palsy or death.
- Birth injuries such as brachial plexus injures.
- Maternal deaths during deliveries.
- Medications errors caused by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists who ordered, approved, or gave the wrong medication, the wrong dose, or administered the medication to the wrong patient.
- Anesthesia deaths and brain injuries caused by prematurely removing a patient's breathing tube, failing to be prepared for a difficult airway, and intubating patients in the esophagus instead of the trachea (windpipe).
- Serious injuries or death caused by airway fires during medical procedures.
- Patients being awake or waking up during surgery due to the mismanagement of anesthesia.
- Failing to timely treat infections leading to extensive tissue loss or amputations of one or more limbs.
- Performing unnecessary medical procedures that cause serious and catastrophic injuries.
- Failing to monitor IVs causing IV infiltration and serious injuries to a patient's arm.
- Leaving surgical instruments and sponges in patients that should have been removed.