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Nursing error: Patients may have been exposed to virus

Nurses are the backbone of Massachusetts hospitals. They are the go-to for physician assistance, patient monitoring, symptom manager, medication administration, food feeder when needed, comfort provider and more. About anything a patient needs in a hospital, a nurse is a coordinator. One patient has filed a lawsuit against a hospital, claiming a nursing error resulted in pain and suffering over the last couple of months.

Medication error almost ended new mother's life

Infertility and/or pregnancy difficulties are realities that many couples face. For some, the pain and struggle of having a baby does not end with the joyous birth of a child. Many parents spend days, weeks or months in NICUs as babies struggle to survive. Massachusetts parents may be interested in how a medication error almost ended one mother's life within days of her child's birth.

Medical negligence: Girl has mutliple surgeries to save foot

Most medical professionals understand the basic concept that a person's skin is his or her best protection against infection and bacteria. Once the skin is compromised by a tear, cut or another form of breakdown, it can leave a person vulnerable to many different infections. Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn that a young girl's physicians may have suffered due to medical negligence and the lack of antibiotics after suffering a cut in her skin.

Doctor error: Woman finds epidural needle in spine after 14 years

Most new mothers anticipate the moments of leaving the hospital and returning home with their new baby. But they do not anticipate arriving home with foreign objects in their bodies as a result of doctor error. Massachusetts readers may be interested in one woman's ordeal of having an epidural needle left in her spine for more than 14 years.

Doctor error: Surgical tools left behind in patient

Weight loss is on the minds of many people in Massachusetts and in the United States. Some are able to achieve weight loss through diet and exercise, but many are not. For those who need additional weight loss assistance, many seek the help of medical professionals. One woman who opted for surgery to help achieve weight loss has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that a doctor error has resulted in physical pain and additional medical treatment.

Failure to diagnose allowed cancer to grow for 5 years

It has become common knowledge that frequent use of tobacco products can lead to life-threatening lung cancer. It may not be common knowledge that people who do not use tobacco products can also develop the same illness. Fortunately, there are treatments for these cancers no matter the cause, but an accurate and timely diagnosis is required. Massachusetts readers may be interested in one man's lawsuit claiming that he is sicker than he should be because of a doctor's failure to diagnose him in a timely manner.

Bill Paxton's family accuses doctor of medical negligence

No matter who a person is or the social status he or she holds, unexpected tragedy can be experienced. If the actions of another person results in a tragedy, it can be particularly hard for a family to cope with the unnecessary loss.  Massachusetts residents may be interested to learn that Bill Paxton's family members have suffered their own tragedy and have accused his surgeon of medical negligence following the actor's death last year.

Pharmacist settles for $325,000 after fatal medication error

Patients in Massachusetts and across the country rely on prescription medications every day to get them healthy or keep them that way. Even the smallest mistake is worrisome because it indicates that the pharmacists were not exercising the proper care and precautions, despite holding patient's lives in their hands. In fact, in another state, a recently settled lawsuit alleged just such a scenario, after a medication error reportedly resulted in a woman's death.

Medical malpractice suit alleges cardiologist caused man's death

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Even more upsetting, though, is knowing the loss might have been prevented were it not for the negligence or error of another. Perhaps worst of all is when this other individual was a trusted professional, such as a doctor, as in a recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical negligence suit filed after surgical tool left in patient

While it happened on the other side of the country, a recent surgical error may have many people in Massachusetts thinking twice before they schedule their next operation. A woman has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against a doctor and hospital. It is claimed that the physician left a surgical tool inside her body after an operation.

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