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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.