Jami S. Oliver, Attorney at Law, Personal Injury, Employment Law, Product Defect, Wrongful Death, Columbus Ohio

Types of Medical Malpractice

Many medical malpractice lawsuits can be placed in several categories:

Mistakes in prescribing or administering of medication
Negligence affecting pregnancy and childbirth
Surgical errors


There are several possible errors in diagnosis, whether misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or failure to diagnose. Misdiagnosing can occur because patients do not always present a textbook list of symptoms. A doctor’s failure to accurately diagnose an illness, a condition or a health problem will cause harm, irreparable damage and even death to a patient that would have otherwise been avoided by a competent doctor’s proper diagnosis.

Mistakes in prescribing or administering of medication

Medical malpractices relating to medications are extremely common. A variety of individuals from the medication chain may be liable in these kinds of cases:

The doctors that prescribe the wrong medication
Healthcare/ nursing staff who made a mistake in administering the drugs
The pharmacists’ mistake in filling up the prescription
Prescription drug manufacturer

Possible mistakes include:

Prescribing/administering the wrong medication
Failure to see possible harmful drug interactions
Prescribing/administering the wrong dosage
Marketing defective and unreasonably unsafe medications

Negligence that can affect Pregnancy and Childbirth (obstetric/gynecological negligence)

Types of medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth age due to the following:

Gestational Diabetes
Excessive and unexplained vaginal bleeding
Excessively long labor that cause injury to mother and baby
Placenta previa/placenta abruption
Negligence in administering anesthesia
Negligence during caesarean section
Shoulder dystocia and other nerve injury during labor

Surgical Errors

Mistakes by the surgeon and anesthesiologist during surgery are not unusual. Most common surgical errors are damaging of the nerves, bleeding, and leaving a foreign body inside the patient. They can also be known to perform surgery in the wrong part of the body or even to an entirely wrong patient.

Anesthesia-related negligence can happen when patients are given too much, too little, or the wrong type of anesthesia and neglect of other patient care during surgery.

If you or a loved one has experienced a dangerous adverse reaction from a drug, have suffered an injury or has lost someone due to a form of medical malpractice, you will need the best representation. As a medical malpractice attorney in Columbus Ohio and Columbus Metro Area, we will set out to reach for the fairest, proper and best compensation for you. You can find out if you qualify to seek for compensation. Seek the help of the leading Ohio medical malpractice attorney Jami S. Oliver for your legal options. Call us now at (614) 220-9100 to schedule a consultation.