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Top 3 Types Of Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is an error on the part of a doctor or other medical professional that negatively impacts a patient under their care. Mistakes range from minor to severe and in some cases, may even lead to death. Medical malpractice can be avoided, meaning that patients have the right to bring the medics to legal task. It is therefore important to be aware of the types of medical malpractices that occur in case you or a loved one have this experience. Here are 3 types of medical malpractice:

  1. Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor wrongly treats a condition that you aren’t experiencing. For example, a severe cough may be labelled as asthma when in fact one is suffering from a bronchitis or whooping cough. In that case, one is prescribed asthma medication when it wasn’t necessary.

Such a misdiagnosis means that the patient spends money on the wrong treatment. He or she is also exposed to various possible unwanted effects that come with taking medication for a condition that isn’t experienced at that time. The wrongly prescribed medication may cause a reaction that only makes the patient feel worse.

Pacific Medical Law handles cases where patients suffer from such medical malpractice. Their expertise helps patients to get compensated for the inconvenience, financial cost, mental, physical and emotional suffering that may have been caused by medical malpractice. You don’t have to suffer the realities of such misdiagnoses on your own.

  1. Surgical Mistakes

Surgical mistakes can be grave. There is a reason why only the most experienced team handles complicated surgeries. Seasoned doctors also oversee the junior team during different types of surgery because of the intricate processes involved for a successful operation.

Surgical mistakes occur during surgeries such as C-section procedures. The mother has to be given a local or general anaesthetic for the process and surgical mistakes have occurred where the anaesthesia wasn’t administered correctly and the patient could feel the procedure take place. In some cases, the patients will be awake, and in other cases, the patient will be asleep but conscious, therefore unable to communicate the pain.

In such a case the anaesthesia administered may have been insufficient, compromised or may have been injected incorrectly. These are some such surgical mistakes that patients can seek compensation through legal guidance.

  1. Negligence

Medical malpractice can be a genuine unfortunate circumstance. On the other hand, medical malpractice can be a result of negligence on the part of the healthcare team. Negligence occurs when a doctor or other caregiver fails to take all the precautions required to keep a patient safe. An example of negligence is when a doctor performs surgery or delivers a diagnosis while intoxicated. An intoxicated doctor didn’t accidentally get into such a position, therefore their action places a patient’s life in danger. Such medical malpractices may even escalate to a criminal offence depending on the factors involved. If you suspect that a doctor may have attended to you or a loved one while intoxicated, or any other form of negligence has taken place, you should speak to a legal expert on the matter.

Conclusion

You must be aware of when your health or life is medically compromised. Types of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes and negligence. If you or a loved one experiences such an unfortunate medical situation, legal experts can guide you to get compensated.

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 12,656

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 12,656 to 3,520,329, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.

The reported death toll rose by 127 to 84,775, the tally showed.

 

(Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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Canada ready to discuss COVID-19 vaccine IP waiver, ‘not interfering or blocking’ -Trudeau

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By David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is ready to discuss an intellectual property rights (IP) waiver for COVID-19 vaccines and will not block one even though it stresses the importance of protecting patents, officials said on Friday.

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving IP rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Any such waiver would have to be negotiated through the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“We’ve been working with partners at the WTO to find a consensus-based solution and are ready to discuss proposals, in particular for COVID-19 vaccines,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters.

Biden’s proposal angered pharmaceutical companies. Firms working on vaccines have reported sharp revenue and profit gains during the crisis.

Canadian International Trade Minister Mary Ng earlier said that Ottawa firmly believed in the importance of protecting IP.

“I can assure you Canada is not interfering or blocking. Canada is very much working to find a solution,” said Trudeau, who did not give details of the Canadian negotiating stance.

Ng said Ottawa recognized how much the pharmaceutical industry had done to innovate COVID-19 vaccines, adding that many barriers to access were unrelated to IP, such as supply-chain constraints.

Canada is trying to quell a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is pushing some healthcare systems to breaking points, particularly in the western provinces of Alberta and Manitoba.

Manitoba officials said they were postponing some non-urgent surgeries to open space for COVID-19 patients and planned to announce tougher public health restrictions as daily cases soared to a near-record high.

The U.S. state of Montana will offer vaccines to around 2,000 Alberta truckers who regularly cross the border, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said.

Truckers will get vaccinated at a post being set up just south of the border, using Montana’s surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The scheme mirrors an agreement that Saskatchewan and Manitoba reached with North Dakota.

 

(Additional reporting by Nia Williams in Calgary and Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; Editing by David Goodman/Mark Heinrich, Grant McCool and Marguerita Choy)

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Moderna says waiving IP rights won’t help increase vaccine supply

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Moderna Inc said on Thursday that waiving intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines will not help boost supply in 2021 or 2022, a day after U.S. President Joe Biden backed a proposed waiver that is aimed at giving poorer companies access.

 

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