A 47-year-old woman sought the advice of her physician for severe head pain. Although she normally suffered from migraines, she was certain that her pain symptoms were not migraines. Despite two visits and alarming symptoms, the physician was not able to diagnose the woman until it was too late. After a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by her husband, Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn that a glitch in her electronic medical record may have resulted in her delayed diagnosis.
Learning about a pregnancy can be surprising, emotional and exciting. One woman in another state found out about her pregnancy in an unconventional manner. Following the birth of her son, she has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for the resulting injuries her son suffered from the treatment she received during her pregnancy. Mothers in Massachusetts may be interested to learn about her civil lawsuit.
Actionable medical negligence in Massachusetts and other states occurs in several different areas of practice or procedure. One category of medical malpractice that occurs regularly is surgical error. A surgery that went horribly wrong appears to be the underlying basis of a recent jury verdict in another state of $2.5 million to the family of a deceased surgery victim.
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.