Going to the hospital, you only have one expectation on your mind. The medics are going to root out any ailment that’s troubling you and offer you an adequate solution to overcome it. In most cases, this is what you get at the hands of professional staff.
In some instances, the experience is not as pleasant or even satisfactory. In extreme cases, keeping a medical appointment has led patients to suffer complications. In the course of discharging their duties, doctors can make critical errors that can lead to the worsening of your condition or put your life at risk.
Get the wrong medication
More than 1.5 million people suffer harm when a doctor prescribes the wrong type of drugs. In some instance, the medical administer the wrong drug, leading you to experience severe reactions. Medical errors can take on a various shape all of which put your health at risk.
A misdiagnosis can lead a doctor or a nurse to administer the wrong type of medication. Or an oversight might cause the doctor to recommend the incorrect dosage. Such instances can aggravate your current condition or could lead to further complications.
These mistakes could lead you to incur a fortune in medical bills in addition to placing your life at risk. As such, you need to take corrective measures as soon as possible.
Fall victim to surgical errors
Errors in surgical theaters are particularly worrisome. One slight mishap could lead you to incur life-changing injuries. A wrong incision could result in the puncture of a critical body organ and set off a chain of catastrophic events.
Patients recount horror stories of having surgical equipment left in the bodies. Or going in for minor surgeries only to end up in high dependency unit after the mistake in the operating theater.
Such injustices can have a devastating effect on your health and well-being and put your life in danger as well. If you happen to fall victim to such atrocities, don’t hesitate to contact a Springfield IL medical malpractice lawyer to help you pursue justice and compensation.