Massachusetts patients and families will be likely alarmed by an ongoing criminal investigation against a doctor at a hospital in another state. The doctor is being criminally investigated, and he and the hospital are facing multiple medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits. One family has filed another lawsuit against the physician, involving different circumstances than the others.
Massachusetts residents often have to make the difficult decision to leave elderly or disabled loved ones in the care of a nursing home facility. Often, loved ones require more medical and physical care than some individuals can offer their loved ones in their own homes. Sadly, medical malpractice may occur in a nursing home with vulnerable patients suffering the consequences. One nursing home in another state has been reported for facing multiple lawsuits and accusations of inadequate care.
There are a variety of tests doctors use to help diagnose patients with cancer and other diseases. The results of these tests are then used to determine a path of treatment, and as such, an incorrect diagnosis could lead to improper medical care. People in Massachusetts may be shocked to learn that doctors in another state wrongfully removed one woman's kidneys despite tests results indicating they were not cancerous. The woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit following the error.
Typically, when a physician in a hospital makes an order for a specific medication, it must be approved and released by a licensed pharmacist. Nurses, who most often administer medications to patients, are also most likely aware of appropriate dosage amounts of most drugs. Sadly, eight different cases of doctor error indicate that something in the system of one hospital was not working to ensure correct medication dosage to patients. Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn that eight wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against a physician for prescribing a lethal dose of fentanyl to different patients.
Hearing that a loved one has made it through surgery is an enormous relief. Unfortunately, making it through surgery is only part of the process. Recovery and aftercare is an important part of the success rate of any surgery. Massachusetts readers may be interested in one family's recent medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the care of their wife and mother.
Physicians are required to obtain the informed consent of a patient or the patient's guardian prior to any invasive medical procedure. The consent provides written proof that a physician explained all potential risks involved with a proposed procedure. Failure to adequately inform a patient and/or guardian of the known risks typically constitutes medical malpractice. Massachusetts parents will surely be sad to learn that one family's young son died after a dental procedure that did not go as planned, and the parents claim that they were not provided adequate informed consent.
When going to a health care provider, people in Massachusetts and elsewhere probably have the expectation of receiving quality care that meets certain standards. It can be devastating for someone to suffer from health complications as the result of doctor error, medical negligence or other preventable factor. Sadly, instances of medical malpractice can be quite serious or even fatal for the patient.
Criminal charges and a fugitive on the run sounds like the plot for a movie or television show. Unfortunately, it is not fiction but related to the actions of one doctor in another state. People in Massachusetts's may be interested to learn that a jury has awarded one patient $2 million in compensation related to the doctor's alleged medical negligence despite the doctor fleeing to another country.
Advancements in medicines have helped heal patients from cancer, stabilize blood pressure, regulate heart rates, level blood sugars and offer relief of unpleasant symptoms such as pain. Although drugs have an incredible ability to assist patients with medical conditions, they can be extremely harmful to an individual's health if administered incorrectly. Individuals in Massachusetts who have suffered an adverse reaction from a medication error may find some relief in the advice of a skilled medical malpractice attorney.
It is a common occurrence for women to receive an epidural during childbirth and/or prior to a cesarean section. The procedure involves a needle being inserted into a woman's spine with pain medicine to block the pain of childbirth or surgical incisions. Mothers in Massachusetts may be interested to learn about one woman's medical malpractice lawsuit involving an epidural procedure gone wrong 15 years ago.