Medical Malpractice and Automobile accidents injury
Medical malpractice and Automobile accidents injury:
The legal issues involved in a car accident usually
involve personal injury law or wrongful death,
rather than a medical malpractice lawsuit against a health care provider.
However, the rate of medical malpractice lawsuits is relatively high
in the emergency room, and there are various possible failings possible
in medical care after a car accident.
Patients are often seriously injured, and the consequences of a wrong medical
decision can be poor (e.g. death, paralysis, etc.).
Medical malpractice for car accidents can involve misdiagnosis or wrong treatment
Perhaps surprisingly, failure to diagnose is also possible,
such as the failure to diagnose a neck fracture
after a car accident.
Medical articles on symptoms:
These general reference articles may be of interest:
For a general overview of medical malpractice issues for all diseases,
see Medical Malpractice.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
including malpractice-related issues in misdiagnosis,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.