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Types of Malpractice

While malpractice can come in many forms, the definition of malpractice tends to remain the same regardless of profession. Malpractice occurs when a trusted professional knowingly or negligently wrongs you or causes you injury. While malpractice is most often associated with the medical profession, malpractice lawsuits are commonly filed against pharmacists, lawyers, and public officials as well.

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

Medical malpractice occurs when an individual suffers injury or death due to the negligence or incompetence of a medical professional.
According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice directly contributes to 225,000 deaths every year. In addition, medical malpractice often leads to significant injuries which can leave survivors with life-altering debilitation.
Among the most common forms of malpractice observed in the medical community are:

  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Medication Errors
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Surgery Errors

WHAT IS PHARMACY MALPRACTICE?

Similar to medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice is the result of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician failing to perform their duties in an ethical and competent manner. When pharmacy malpractice does occur, the results can be just as catastrophic and devastating as even the worst instances of medical malpractice.

Among the most common forms of pharmacy malpractice are:

  • Dosage Errors
  • Incorrect Prescriptions
  • Failure to Counsel Patients
  • Prescribing Medications Without a License
WHAT IS LEGAL MALPRACTICE?

Legal malpractice includes unethical conduct by a lawyer or attorney. This often includes illegal solicitation otherwise known as barratry.

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