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The Two Types Of Errors Responsible For Medical Malpractice Injuries In Tampa


Medical mistakes and errors that happen during doctor visits or when getting emergency medical care can end up having severe, potentially life-threatening impacts on your health. When they occur due to medical provider negligence, you have the right to hold those at fault liable for the costs you incur as a result. Our Tampa medical malpractice attorney explains the two types of errors involved in these cases.

Errors of Omission In Tampa Medical Malpractice Claims 

The National Institutes Of Health warns that medical mistakes and errors are a serious public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. They can happen when visiting doctor’s offices, undergoing testing or treatment, receiving care in hospital settings, and other situations.

There are two different types of medical errors: errors of omission or commission. Errors of omission occur due to negligence in taking certain actions needed to protect your health and your safety in medical settings. This includes:

  • Not performing standard sanitation, which increases the risk of health-care associated infections;
  • Not completing patient charts properly, which can cause doctors to overlook potentially serious health conditions;
  • Not allowing enough time for office visits, which can lead to downplaying symptoms;
  • Not ordering the appropriate tests or providing referrals to specialists, resulting in dangerous delays in treatment;
  • Not checking for allergies before prescribing medications;
  • Not securing patients when moving or transporting them;
  • Not taking emergency measures needed by the patient.

Medical Malpractice Involving Errors Of Commision

Medical mistakes and errors occur as a result of negligence. Under the Florida Statutes, this involves failing to take standard precautions to protect patients and taking reckless actions that put them at risk. These latter are called errors of commission and are common in Tampa medical malpractice claims. This includes:

  • Anesthesia errors and administering the wrong medication to patient;
  • Not labeling lab and test results accurately or conducting them improperly;
  • Overscheduling patients and rushing through visits;
  • Performing the wrong type of surgery, or on the wrong site or the wrong patient;
  • Neglecting patients personal safety and failing to provide wound or I.V. care.

Contact Our Experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys For Help In Filing A Claim

Medical malpractice are among the most common and heartbreaking types of cases. Mistakes and errors on the part of doctors, nurses, surgeons, or other medical providers can delay treatment of potentially deadly diseases and can cause life-threatening complications. If you suspect you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice in Tampa, get the legal help you need in filing a claim at Greco & Wozniak, P.A.

Our experienced Tampa medical malpractice attorneys hold negligent medical providers accountable for errors of omission or commission. We provide the professional legal representation you need to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs. To get the total amount you need to recover, give us a call or contact our office online and request a consultation today.




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