Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
In this case, the very first step in fighting a condition, disease or illness is missed. If your doctor misses your diagnosis or gives you a wrong diagnosis and treats you for a disease you don't have, then your other condition will worsen without the proper treatment.
Anesthesiologists are taught to make sure your anesthesia is dispensed correctly and safely -- and when this is done incorrectly, it can lead to brain damage or even death.
Surgical errors may be the easiest to spot when it comes to medical malpractice. When the surgery is done incorrectly or the doctor makes mistakes, there can be complications due to the doctor's negligent care. These errors can result in pain and suffering, long-term or permanent disability and death.
Sometimes it is not the doctor, anesthesiologist or hospital that is to blame for your medical sufferings or wrongful death case. Sometimes the medical products or equipment used during your stay at the hospital are responsible and the manufacturers of the product have been negligent. The device may not have met safety standards in some cases.