Medical negligence is something which, although rare, is still part of life, and we cannot avoid it because it is an expression of human error. And although we all hope we will never be involved in such a thing, it is still good to know what negligence is all about and how we can react if faced with it. In what follows we are going to list the types of negligence and see what their characteristics are.Types of Negligence picture
First of all, you need to know that there are numerous types of negligence cases, depending on the nature of the negligence, of the damage and so on. Basically each case is different because you never know what’s going to happen, but the following are some of the more common cases you might encounter:
a) Medical Malpractice: this refers to medical negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional, who acted wrongly and thus caused damage to the patient. You can also divide the cases into sins of omission – things that the doctor omitted or forgot to do – and sins of commissions – meaning the doctor did something they shouldn’t have, or something they should have, but not in the correct manner.
b) Dental Malpractice: although it is basically the same, it falls into a different category because there is a different type of intervention involved. The cases are treated similarly, but dentistry implies a different type of damage done to the patient.
c) Legal Malpractice: cases where a customer was not well represented by a lawyer, or where a sentence was wrongful fall into this category.
d) Malpractice of Other Professionals: Attorneys or other professionals can be mistreated as well, and their claims and cases are part of this category.
These are the more common types of negligence cases, and now that you know them you can try to avoid them, but know what to do in case they occur as well. Life is unpredictable, no matter how much we try to make it into a routine, and knowing your rights and obligations for situations like these should be common sense.