Dealing with improper medical care is something that comes with some level of emotional and physical impacts. The simple knowledge that you are suffering physically because of choices your doctor made regarding your care is stressful. At some point, you might decide to seek compensation to help you deal with the monetary aspects of the medical malpractice. It is important for you to get some basic information to help you make an informed choice.
Kentucky residents may have heard of a case where a Pennsylvania hospital was named in a lawsuit after the death of a newly graduated medical doctor from a blood clot in her brain. The legal action charges the medical facility with hospital malpractice after it allegedly committed a series of errors that were compounded due to negligence and a staffing shortfall. The young Pennsylvania woman died a little more than two weeks after receiving her medical degree from The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton.
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.
The family of a former NFL star has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Football League, claiming that head trauma the football player suffered during his career led to a brain injury that caused him to commit suicide. Junior Seau, 43, died at his own hand in May after being diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition caused by repeated blows to the head. The lawsuit claims that the NFL deliberately concealed evidence of the risks associated with head trauma from players although the organization was aware that repeated hits could lead to permanent damage. The suit is one of more than 175 cases filed over concussion injuries sustained by football players. The family is also suing Riddell Inc., the manufacturer of helmets used by NFL players, claiming that the helmets are unsafe.
An alleged medication error and other neglect led to the death of a nursing home resident, according to a lawsuit filed by the family. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the facility's appeal of a judgment entered by a jury against the home, stating in its opinion that the organization was guilty of a "chaotic environment" that led to a probability of potential harm for patients.The victim was a six-year resident of the facility and was 80 years old at the time of her death. She was discovered to be unresponsive after allegedly being given anti-diabetes medication that caused a serious drop in blood sugar. She had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, dementia and other ailments, and had suffered a stroke before being admitted to the facility. The lawsuit claimed that her quality of life was seriously diminished after the incident. She survived
Problems with anesthesia can lead to insufficient blood flow that can ultimately result in brain damage. Often errors in administering anesthesia come about due to simple communication errors between medical staff. The results of such errors can be devastating, but there does appear to be good news concerning its use.
Medical malpractice cases typically involve a health care professional who has either willfully or negligently breached the trust between them and the patient. Indeed, these kinds of cases often arise because a doctor or a nurse made a careless mistake that injured a patient, or even caused a patient to die. In one especially tragic incident, a 7-month-old baby died following a hospital mistake at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.The 7-month-old had been admitted to the hospital for heart surgery. However, it was later discovered that instead of placing a saline solution into the baby's body, alcohol was accidentally put in instead. That in turn caused the baby's organs to fail. The 7-month-old tragically died on Aug. 21, 2010 due to a mistake that should not have happened.
Many Ohio residents have been watching the news concerning nursing errors that led to the death of young girl. Ohio police state, "one or more individuals were involved". The statement comes from the Dayton police homicide unit. The homicide sergeant went on to say that the police were working with prosecutors on appropriate criminal charges. The nursing errors that led to the girl's death have shocked many Ohioans.
Medical misdiagnosis happens in Ohio as well as other places. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes can be fatal. One case in point occurred in West Virginia, and led to the victim's family being awarded $4 million based on a physician's failure to diagnosis the woman's condition properly.