In Massachusetts and elsewhere, doctors have the responsibility to provide quality care and close monitoring of patients who undergo procedures. Failure to listen to patient concerns and monitor for signs of potential complications can lead to significant harm for patients. This type of doctor error and other missteps can lead to irreparable harm and even patient death, as it did for a young mom.
Many individuals in Massachusetts may be forced to consider around-the-clock nursing home care for a loved one or one's own care. It is often not ideal and usually very expensive. Sadly, one man claims to have suffered additional pain, suffering and medical care due to inadequate treatment in a nursing home. A jury agreed with the man and awarded him $636,000 for the medical malpractice he suffered.
After many women suffered medical problems from an intrauterine device, Congress passed a Medical Device Amendment Law in 1976 in hope to prevent medical devices from being used on patients without an appropriate approval process. The Food and Drug Administration became the government department that provided oversight and approval for medical devices. One representative of the FDA stated that as many as 12 devices or modifications to previous devices are approved on a daily basis. Residents in Massachusetts may be interested to learn that some patients are experiencing negative side effects and decreased quality of life following a device implant. One man in another state may have experienced medical malpractice after an implanted spinal-cord stimulator left him bedridden.
Making a decision for an individual's end-of-life care is personal and often difficult. Some individuals strongly believe in trying every medical option until the final moment of life. Others make the spend their final days as naturally as possible, and may legally inform their loved ones and health care providers through a do not resuscitate order in the event of cardiac arrest. Massachusetts residents may be interested in one woman's recent medical malpractice lawsuit filed over a hospital's disregard of her DNR order following a cardiac arrest.
Approximately one year ago, singer Chris Cornell tragically took his own life. His suicide followed shortly after a concert he performed in another state. Massachusetts residents may be interested in learning that Cornell's family has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the singer's doctor, accusing him of negligent prescription of drugs to the singer.
The kidneys are one of the body's vital organs. They work to filter waste and regulate blood pressure in the human body. Although some people are able to survive with only one kidney, it is not a choice that many make. Massachusetts residents may be interested in one woman's medical malpractice case and how it left her involuntarily without a healthy and functioning kidney.
Patients place their lives and health in the hands of Massachusetts healthcare providers every day. Patients must trust that health care providers are providing the best care and advice about treatment. When that trust is broken and medical malpractice occurs, it can be difficult for patients to suffer any resulting consequences. One man in another state claims he is the victim of malpractice and now suffers an incurable illness.
Fertility specialists in Massachusetts and across the country have helped thousands of individuals over the years achieve becoming pregnant and giving birth to a child. Unfortunately, one mother discovered she gave birth to a child who did not carry her biological DNA due to a doctor error. Years later, the doctor continues to be scrutinized as he is still practicing medicine during his probation sentence.
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that often occurs before birth, during birth or soon after. The condition occurs when a baby's developing brain suffers injury due to lack of oxygen. The condition can occur in numerous ways, and the severity of life-long symptoms can vary depending on circumstances surrounding the injury. Massachusetts parents may be interested in one family's recent medical negligence lawsuit that has resulted in a $130 million judgment.
Some medical procedures are common and may be performed by medical personnel on regular basis. Procedures or surgeries that occur on a regular basis are not without risks. Any adverse reaction or mistake that occurs during a simple procedure can result in permanent disability or further medical care. Massachusetts parents may be interested in one mother's claims that their lives have changed due to a doctor error during a routine procedure that was not expected to have complications.