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Types of medical errors you should be on guard against

Whether you are in excellent health or have some health concerns, at some point you will need to see a doctor for treatment. As you are researching your options in Illinois, you should take some time to learn about the different kinds of medical malpractice that you may encounter. Medical mistakes and malpractice issues may be unpleasant for you to think about while you are contemplating your care options, but it is important for you to do so. Knowing the types of errors and issues that can result in your harm can help you to make better decisions regarding your medical care. 

Here is a brief overview of the types of medical malpractice problems you should know about. 

First and foremost, you should understand that not all instances of medical negligence and malpractice involve doctors. There are other health care professionals you may need to rely on during your treatments who can make mistakes that affect your health. 

Surgical errors 

Surgical errors are becoming more common. They occur when doctors operate on the wrong areas of their patients’ bodies and when they leave surgical objects inside of them. Surgical error situations can seriously impact patient lives by leaving them disabled; with more health complications; and subject them to a great deal of pain, suffering and emotional trauma. 


Physicians and health care workers are professionals you trust with your life. You go to the doctor to find out what ailments and medical problems you may have. You agree to have certain diagnostic tests and invasive procedures performed only to learn later on down the road they were not necessary. Instead of receiving the right diagnosis, you receive the wrong one and agree to undergo unnecessary medical treatments. Meanwhile, your initial health concerns remain unresolved. 

Misdiagnosis errors are very expensive for patients because they are paying for medical procedures they do not need that may or may not be covered by their insurances. Patients may also undergo physical and emotional changes as they learn how to cope with the wrong information their trusted medical care providers gave them. Some patients ultimately die when their doctors misdiagnose them because they were not able to receive the care they needed to survive. 

Growing up, you were taught to trust your doctors and medical professionals. After all, they spend many years in school and training for their professions. As revered as these individuals are, you need to remember that they are human and can make mistakes too. The mistakes they make can cause you harm and change your life irrevocably.

Take time to be thorough when searching for medical care providers. Take more than a physician’s reputation and professional history into consideration. You should also investigate the professional history and reputation of the medical facility that employs them. You should also get second opinions and question all medical decisions and recommendations your health care providers make regarding your situation.

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