Covington may not be as crowded as Manhattan, but the news that a New York City maternity ward employee may have spread tuberculosis in a busy hospital may have sent chills to new parents all around the country. No cases of wrongful death from TB had been reported, but authorities said that hundreds of newborns were possibly exposed to the deadly disease from the worker, who tested positive for the contagious illness.
When hospital malpractice in Ohio is mentioned, one often speculates a surgery went horribly wrong; such as, anesthesia mistakes or nursing errors contributing to an untimely and wrongful death. However, damage that hospital mistakes cause can sometimes be because of something the physicians 'didn't' do. Sadly, those errors can have consequences well beyond the walls of a hospital, creating unfathomable stress and ruining lives. Often the lack of a diagnosis may cause further injury or complicate the situation of the patient -- as well as the patient's family.