Commonly Fatal Mistakes by Healthcare Providers: Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Wrongful Death

Fatal Mistakes by Healthcare Providers: Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Healthcare providers should not be making mistakes.  Let alone fatal mistakes.  When a healthcare provider’s careless, reckless, or downright negligent mistakes result in the wrongful death of an innocent patient, it is likely that a family has a claim for New York medical malpractice.  As a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer, I know that these can be some of the most difficult types of cases.  This is particularly true when the victim is an innocent child, especially a newborn who did not get a fair chance before he or she was wronged.

There are, unfortunately, many different types of mistakes that a healthcare provider could make which could be fatal.  These fatal mistakes are horrible and devastating.  Some of the most commonly fatal medical malpractice include the following:

  • PCA pump errors – These are pain dispensing machines that are used after intense surgeries, particularly back, brain, hip/knee/shoulder replacements, and other large or prolonged surgeries.  But when these machines malfunction or are improperly calibrated, they can release too much of a medication into the patient’s blood and result in an overdose.
  • Anesthesia errors – Like PCA pump errors, when anesthesia is improperly used, administered, or not monitored, patients can be seriously injured or killed very quickly.  This is because anesthesia is a cocktail of three drugs to paralyze, numb pain, and knock a patient out.  Any mistake in these combinations can result in a wrongful death.
  • Surgical slip ups – improperly performing a surgery can result in very serious and permanent injuries, including slipping with a scalpel or performing a surgery wrong which can kill a patient.
  • Dropping a patient – dropping a patient during a transfer can result in serious personal injury and New York wrongful death.
  • Improper suicide prevention – when a patient is exhibiting self-harming behavior, healthcare providers are required to perform certain checks to ensure patient safety.  Failing to do this and the patent causes his or her own death can be medical malpractice.

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