Most Common Types of Hospital Errors Resulting in Minnesota Medical Malpractice

Negligent Acts or Omissions Are Hospitals Errors: Minnesota Medical Malpractice Attorney Shares Common Types

 

St. Paul and Minneapolis have some of the largest hospitals in Minnesota which serve thousands of patients.  These hospitals are some of the best in the country and provide a wide range of services.  However, no matter how good a hospital is, there will always be medical mistakes and hospitals errors which result in serious personal injuries of the wrongful death of a patient.  These hospital errors can range some the simple and completely preventable, to the egregious and “never” events.  But no matter the severity, they will be medical malpractice.

 

Here at the Kuhlman Law Offices, P.C., we know that hospital errors can cause horrific pain and suffering, lost wages, high medical bills, and other expenses for a victim and his or her family.  If you, a loved one, friend, or colleague has been seriously injured due to a mistake by a hospital, call for a FREE consultation to learn what rights you may have by dialing (612) 444-3374.

 

Common Minnesota Hospital Errors

 

Medical malpractice is about the negligent act or omission.  That means that this type of law encompasses that acts, the affirmation actions that a healthcare provider takes, and also the omissions, or the lack of actions a healthcare provider takes.  When it comes to a hospital mistake, there are several different errors which are caused by acts and by omissions which all people need to know about to protect themselves and their families.

 

Negligent Acts Constituting Hospital Errors

 

Some common negligent acts which are caused by hospital errors include the following:

  • Surgical mistakes;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • Misreading or misinterpreting a pathology report or imaging study;
  • Failing to diagnose a condition such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, or other serious condition;
  • Making a medication error by giving the wrong medication to the wrong patient, or giving the wrong dose;
  • Failing to communicate with other staff;
  • Labor and delivery errors;
  • Dropping a patient; or
  • Other medical errors.

 

Negligent Omissions Constituting Hospital Errors

 

Some common negligent omissions which are caused by hospital errors include the following:

  • Failing to triage a patient properly and get him or her treated in the ER in a timely fashion;
  • Not guarding against bed sores, pressure sores, or pressure ulcers;
  • Failing to recognize a heart attack, stroke, appendicitis, or other medical emergency;
  • Neglecting a patient, especially a patient post-surgery;
  • Delaying in diagnosing cancer or other health conditions;
  • Failing to properly monitor an ICU patient; and
  • Many other errors.

 

If You Have Been Injured by a Hospital Error, Call for a FREE Case Evaluation Today

 

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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