Some of the most common medical errors that can lead to malpractice claims include:
- Surgical mistakes – These errors include wrong surgical site, leaving foreign objects inside patients, or causing unnecessary nerve damage.
- Diagnostic errors – Misreading test results, delayed diagnoses, or failing to order necessary tests can have fatal consequences for some patients.
- Birth injuries – Brain damage or physical injury to a baby during labor and delivery can cause lifelong challenges for the child and their family.
- Medication errors – Serious complications can arise from administering the wrong drug or the wrong dose.