Some of the most common medical malpractices that result in the loss of life include:
- Surgical errors, especially those related to vital organs
- Errors made while prescribing drugs to patients
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition at an early, treatable phase
- Foreign objects or surgical instruments left in the body cavity following surgery
- Errors made during the birthing of a child, which can result in the death of the baby, or the mother
Medical malpractices can lead to serious health complications, forced amputations, loss of function, physical impairment, uncontrolled bleeding, and worst of all, death. Having to live with complications resulting from another person’s mistake, especially when that person is a trained, licensed professional in the field of healthcare can be frustrating. Fortunately, the state of Washington has laws in place whereby you can file your claim for medical malpractice months after its occurrence.