Articles Tagged with Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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A woman recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged negligence resulted in permanent urinary incontinence.

In 2012, a woman with multiple sclerosis underwent a hysterectomy. She claimed that during surgery the ureter was injured and as a result, a second surgery was required to re-implant the ureter. That surgery, she alleged, caused permanent urinary incontinence. The patient also stated that she would require surgery every four years in order to change batteries in the implant.

The defense disputed any violations in the standard of care and maintained that the patient’s incontinence was due to her pre-existing multiple sclerosis. The patient asserted that her multiple sclerosis was in remission at the time of the hysterectomy and she had not experienced incontinence for years prior to the surgery.

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Whether a healthcare facility is federally or privately funded, there must be a certain standard of care. When a hospital falls below this level of care, it can be held responsible. For patients who have suffered from hospital negligence in a federally funded facility, there are many more requirements to file a valid claim, and obtaining compensation can be nearly impossible without the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that a woman died because a federally funded clinic ignored signs of breast cancer.

In September 2013, the woman went to the emergency room because of breast pain. At that time, she advised the ER doctor of a lump in her breast. The hospital, which is not a party to the lawsuit, released the patient with instructions to follow up her primary care physician should her symptoms continue.

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A New Orleans woman is seeking damages, claiming that a dentist caused her physical pain.

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last month states that the plaintiff was scheduled to have an apicoectomy (root end surgery). During surgery, the plaintiff alleges that the doctor injured her nasal cavity which resulted in both physical pain and financial stress. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

When a victim of medical negligence, many people find that they simply do not have the financial assets needed to weather the storm without help. This is when litigation funding may be helpful. It is clearly something to consider if you find yourself asking your attorney to accept an inadequate settlement offer just because of serious financial need.

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A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the treatment of her son. She contends that a negligent medical procedure resulted in permanent injuries to her son.

According to the complaint, in January 2015, the child was taken to the medical facility and diagnosed with having a large cystic neoplasm. After a required CT scan, the suit says, an attempt to remove a tooth was not successful due to an extensive rush of blood. The child was transferred to a local children’s hospital to undergo another surgery. There he sustained respiratory failure following trauma and surgery, an acute ischemic left a middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and bleeding, according to the claim. The child was left with aphasia and right hemiparesis, the suit says.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately evaluate the cyst or tumor, leading to permanent and severe neurological disability. As a result, she suffered loss of earning capacity, medical expenses and mental anguish.

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Any delay or failure to provide the appropriate standard of care could be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges a surgeon ignored warnings from a nurse anesthetist, who said a patient could not be safely sedated because he weighted in excess of 330 pounds.

A 50-year-old man went to the hospital complaining that he felt a particle of food stuck in his throat. At the time of arrival, he was able to talk and breathe without difficulty. He was even joking with the hospital staff, according to the lawsuit.

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Every year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed over a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses – all of which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Following is an example of how health care providers can negligently cause harm to patients. During the lengthy litigation process, Lawsuit Financial may be able to assist the plaintiff with immediate financial obligations.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire hospital, claiming that a woman died after antibiotics were not prescribed for a severe urinary tract infection.

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A couple has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a hospital failed to timely and properly diagnose a stroke. Two doctors were also named as defendants in the suit.

In December 2014, the couple went to the ER because the woman was complaining of syncope (a temporary loss of consciousness, commonly referred to as fainting, or passing out), right-sided weakness in her arm and leg, dizziness, and slurred speech according to a complaint. She said there is a family history of stroke.

The ER physician diagnosed the woman with transient ischemic attack (a mini-stroke); she received no treatment. In the early morning hours, she suffered another stroke that left her with paralysis of her right side, slurred speech, and permanent neurological injuries, according to the lawsuit. The complaint alleges that the defendants acted negligently and carelessly by failing to timely, properly, and adequately evaluate, treat, and/or refer her for symptoms of stroke.

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Medical errors and mistakes are far too common and can lead to serious injury and even death. In cases when a patient dies from the error or negligence, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Once a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the time between the lawsuit and settlement can stretch over years. A victim who has already suffered from the injustice of injuries may not have the financial means to wait for compensation without the help from a litigation funding expert.

A woman’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a hospital and doctor failed to provide proper medical, ultimately causing the death of their loved one. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the patient suffered a seizure resulting in the deterioration of her health. The suit also alleges the defendants failed to properly evaluate the patient’s condition and discharged her from the hospital, which resulted in a ruptured aorta.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000.

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Patients want and deserve quality medical care and treatment, but far too often mistakes happen. When catastrophic medical error occurs, it is important that victims or their family members pursue justice.

Following is a case that shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. Yet, it is important to seek justice no matter how long. Unfortunately, many victims will struggle financially during this time as the insurance company obligated to pay damages on behalf of those they insure will deny, delay, and defend the claim. As a result, many injured victims will seek pre-settlement lawsuit funding as an appropriate financial lifeline.

Twelve years ago, a woman was about 40 weeks pregnant when she went to an Illinois hospital after experiencing decreased fetal movement from her unborn child. She was evaluated by a first-year resident who determined the unborn child was in fetal distress. However, another 11 hours passed before the woman was seen by an obstetrician. By the time an emergency C-section was performed, the baby had suffered brain damage. The child was later diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder.

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An epidural injection is used to alleviate pain felt from by a herniated or bulging disk or spinal stenosis; it is also used during child birth and before performing surgeries. While an epidural injection is supposed to numb the pain it can sometimes cause the opposite effect leading to serious health risks and complications.

If you or someone you love has suffered from serious health complications after an epidural injection, it is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney. Once you file a medical malpractice lawsuit, if you are suffering immediate financial loss, contact a Lawsuit Financial, a leader in providing no-risk lawsuit cash advances during pending litigations.

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she suffered a spinal injury in April 2015, after an epidural for surgery. The lawsuit states that she suffered from a severe cervical spinal cord injury, which further resulted in disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and aggravation of a pre-existing condition. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to document the location of the needle and catheter before performing the injection. The complaint also states that the doctor allegedly failed to recognize that he was injecting directly into the spinal cord and/or thecal sac. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury and an undisclosed amount in compensation.