Types of Medical Malpractice

Dec 7, 2012 @ 10:00 AM — by Edward Deason

Los Angeles Medical Malpractice AttorneyLos Angeles medical malpractice lawyer Edward Deason has the skill and determination to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, our legal team may be able to obtain damages for your claim.

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional causes injury to a patient as a result of an error. Not all medical errors are the fault of medical professionals. When complications arise that could not have been foreseen, or as a result of the patient withholding important information, a medical error would not be considered malpractice. Medical malpractice is limited to injury caused by medical errors which the patient could reasonably argue should not have occurred.

Medical negligence occurs when a patient is injured because a medical professional failed to take action in a timely manner. Medical negligence may include failure to run the proper diagnostic tests or failure to treat a specific illness or injury.

Failure to Diagnose

You need a medical malpractice attorney who understands California laws regarding a doctor or lab’s failure to properly diagnose a disease or injury. Failure to diagnose serious ailments can result in long-term and even fatal health problems that may have been avoided if diagnosed early and treated properly. A failure to diagnose may be a result of negligence on the part of a doctor or the lab that processes diagnostic tests.


At the Law Offices of Edward Deason, clients can rest assured that they have hired a medical negligence attorney who has experience with cases involving medical misdiagnosis. Patients who are misdiagnosed with a disease can suffer injury and even death from their actual ailment being untreated, as well as from prescribed medications and treatments intended to treat the ailment they do not have. Misdiagnosis can also result in emotional trauma, particularly for those people who have been misdiagnosed with a fatal illness such as cancer. Victims of misdiagnosis can suffer severe emotional and mental distress. A high-quality medical malpractice attorney will do everything possible to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries.

Medication Errors

Medication errors can have serious long-term health consequences. Some medication errors can be the result of a misdiagnosis, whereas others involve either the prescription of a drug that interacts negatively with other drugs the patient is known to be taking, the administration of a drug the patient is known to be allergic to, or the overdosing or under-dosing of a drug. We provide knowledgeable, aggressive representation to victims of medical malpractice. Our legal team will begin working on your case immediately to assess your claim and help you fight for what you deserve.

Medical Device Malfunctions

Our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer has extensive experience handling claims involving injuries resulting from medical devices. Medical devices include surgical instruments, monitoring equipment, and implanted devices such as pacemakers and medication pumps. The first step in investigating the facts of your claim is to determine whether the medical device was mishandled by medical personnel or whether the device itself is a defective product.

Other Types of Medical Malpractice

In addition to the case types featured above, there are other causes of medical malpractice and negligence, including:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Anesthesia error
  • Birth injury
  • Substandard care
  • Lack of consent or unauthorized treatment
  • Guaranteed results

If you suspect that you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Edward Deason for a case evaluation.

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