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.
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.
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.
The loss of a child is the worst fear for many Massachusetts parents, who will likely feel sympathy for the plaintiffs in a recently settled wrongful death lawsuit filed in another state. The plaintiffs in the case lost their son in 2014 due to an apparent failure to diagnose a large malignant mass on their teenager's kidney. Sadly, this failure to correctly interpret ultrasound results is blamed for causing the boy's death.
In the hands of conscientious, skilled Massachusetts physicians, surgery can be life-saving. Unfortunately, it can also be life-changing, and not always for the better, particularly if the surgeon is not careful or well-trained. In another state, a woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a medical facility and the physician there after an allegedly botched operation has left her suffering the consequences.
Most individuals, whether in Massachusetts or anywhere in the country, have relied on health care professionals from birth, trusting doctors' medical knowledge and experience to keep them and loved ones healthy. Sadly, sometimes that trust doesn't pan out and certain doctors -- through oversight, careless errors or just plain medical negligence -- fail to exercise the skill and standard of care expected of the medical community. A medical malpractice lawsuit in another state alleges just such carelessness.
Medical professionals are supposed to be just that: professionals. Patients in Massachusetts and across the country rely on their doctors, therapists and other medical providers to exercise a high standard of care. When a health care provider fails to meet this standard, any medical negligence often comes at a high cost indeed, and unfortunately, the cost is often that of human suffering.
When prescribing medications, Massachusetts doctors should use all their years of training to make certain that the prescriptions they write will not only be effective, but safe. When treating physicians fail to take into consideration issues like counter indications and side effects, resultant complications can leave a patient worse off than before. In fact, a medication error can prove not just dangerous, but fatal, as seems to be the case in an incident in another state.
Medical procedures and tests, though often necessary, are almost always uncomfortable and inconvenient, not to mention costly in terms of both money and time. Imagine, then, undergoing a procedure on the advice of a Massachusetts physician, only to find out later that said procedure not only caused significant physical harm, but wasn't actually necessary in the first place? In another state, this alleged case of doctor error is apparently exactly what occurred.