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Jury says a failure to diagnose responsible for patient's death

Hospital emergency rooms in Massachusetts and across the country have routines and procedures they are used to following. A triage system is used to determine the severity of a patient's symptoms, vital signs are taken and some patients will receive basic blood work. One family in another state claims that their daughter did not receive some of the most basic standards of care and filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital. A jury recently agreed with the family's claims that the hospital was at fault for failure to diagnose and awarded the family $3.3 million.

Parents claim medical negligence after freezer malfunction

Significant strides in fertility assistance have occurred in the last 40 years, making it possible for many men and women in Massachusetts and across the country to become parents when they could not on their own. Sadly, thousands of patients seeking fertility help were affected by a hospital freezer malfunction earlier this year, resulting in significant personal loss. Some patients have filed lawsuits claiming the malfunction was medical negligence. 

Jury says hospital responsible for girl's medical negligence

The vertebrae in the human body serves the purpose of protecting the important spinal cord. When there is a compromise in the spine, it is physically and/or mentally disabling for a person. Some generative disorders result in children suffering deformities of their spine and being at risk for injury. Massachusetts patients may be interested in one young woman's lawsuit filed due to alleged medical negligence and her recent civil court verdict in her favor.

Medical malpractice: Girl awarded $135 million in lawsuit

Every day in Massachusetts and across the country, thousands of people undergo surgeries and other medical procedures. Doctors, surgeons and other medical personnel are entrusted with the care of these patients. Although most procedures are fairly common and routine, mistakes can be made any time humans are involved. When mistakes are made during medical procedures, the patient unfortunately suffers the consequences. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.

Medical negligence: Family awarded $29.5 million for loss

Medical tests are a supposed to be the key to discovering a diagnosis or determine a health problem, not be the end of a life. Unfortunately, many medical tests have some risks associated with their completion, but they are typically rare. Sadly, one woman in another state lost her life while undergoing a CT scan. Massachusetts's families may be interested in the family's recent civil court victory following their claim for medical negligence.

Court hearings continue for $14.2 million medical negligence case

When perusing a medical malpractice lawsuit claim in Massachusetts, a person can find the legal system confusing due to the labyrinth of paperwork that needs to be filed. Unfortunately, it is also not a quick process. Because a civil lawsuit can take years to resolve, victims of medical negligence may wish to choose the right attorney to begin the journey. One man in another state began his lawsuit almost two years ago, and he is now in the process of appeals to obtain his awarded multi-million dollar judgment.

Jury says medical negligence resulted in woman's death

People die in Massachusetts every day due to various reasons. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. That fact can be alarming to patients seeking care from reputable doctors and nurses. Sadly, despite 30 years of experience, one doctor was recently accused of medical negligence and was ordered to pay a family a judgment of $6.8 million for their loss.  

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.

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