Common Types of Medical Malpractice December 30, 2020 by Robbins Law, P.C. Medical malpractice occurs when medical and healthcare providers deviate from the standard of care. The negligence or carelessness causes an injury or death. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice are: Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis: Diagnosing a disease correctly is essential to getting on the path to the best possible treatment in a timely manner.Birth injuries: In the course of labor and delivery, mistakes and negligence can lead to serious birth injuries. Examples of this type of negligence include improper use of forceps, failure to recognize fetal distress, failure to order a timely C-section and pulling on the baby’s shoulder resulting in a brachial plexus injury.Medication errors: Powerful prescription drugs have the ability to relieve pain and treat illness, but they must be prescribed and administered correctly. Deviation from those standards can be deadly. Examples of medication errors include wrong drug prescribed, wrong dosage prescribed or administered, and failing to prevent dangerous drug interactions or recognize patient allergies.Surgical errors: Surgery is often life-saving. Unfortunately, a surgical mistake can be deadly or can lead to catastrophic injury. Examples of surgical errors include operating on the wrong site or wrong side of the body, medical tools or supplies left inside the body, and failure to recognize allergies to anesthesia. These cases typically involve powerful insurance companies that represent hospitals, surgical centers and doctors. An experienced, knowledgeable attorney is needed to build a strong case and to represent you tirelessly. Attorney Laurie Robbins has been resolving negligence claims on behalf of injury victims for many years. She will not stop until she has obtained the best possible outcome for you and your family. If you think you may have a medical negligence case, and if you live in Atlanta or the surrounding areas, please contact attorney Laurie Robbins at Robbins Law, PC. No one deserves to suffer further injury when under the care of a doctor or other medical professional. Attorney Laurie Robbins will discuss the details of the injury with you and let you know what your options are for pursuing justice.