Articles Tagged with Medical Negligence

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Losing a loved one is a difficult situation for any family, but this is especially true if the death was caused by another person’s negligence. In such a scenario, it’s your right to hire an attorney and file a wrongful death lawsuit to fight for justice and monetary recovery. However, no matter the strength of the case, you may still wait years until your case settles. When finances are strained, Lawsuit Financial can help by providing wrongful death lawsuit funding.

Nine years ago, a Massachusetts woman died while delivering her fourth child. Earlier this month, the family obtained justice when a jury awarded her family $4 million.

The woman became anemic during pregnancy, which placed her at a higher risk of life-threatening complications during and after a Cesarean section (C-section). The lawsuit alleged that during the procedure, one of the doctors punctured her bowel and the woman lost a substantial amount of blood. Additionally, she suffered from an atonic uterus (condition where the uterus fails to contract after birth), which was treated but relapsed several hours later. The lawsuit further stated that the doctor failed to properly monitor her condition and give her an immediate blood transfusion. By the time blood products and plasma were ordered and administered, the young mother went into cardiac arrest and died. The cause was determined to be “a pulmonary amniotic fluid embolism following cesarean delivery of intrauterine pregnancy” according to her autopsy report.

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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 medical malpractice or medical negligence claim is one filed by someone who feels they have been a victim of a medical error or mistake. A claim can also be filed by the family of a victim who was injured or died as a result of what is considered a medical error. The best course of action is to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can determine if there is a viable legal claim.

Two Washington families filed lawsuits against a midwife after one baby died and another was left paralyzed.

One couple alleges that the midwife used excessive traction and pulled and twisted their son’s head and neck during delivery. The mother said when the baby emerged, his face was purple and his right arm was like a “limp noodle.” She claims that a friend who witnessed the birth called 911, but when the EMT’s arrived, the midwife turned them away. The infant received a brachial plexus injury and permanent nerve damage and paralysis in one arm, according to the lawsuit. The child will require care the rest of his life.

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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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Medical malpractice cases are hard fought, difficult cases that can take years to resolve. If victims require litigation funding, it is important to know that Lawsuit Financial Corporation is one of the few legal funding companies that provide capped “lawsuit loans”. Victims who use lawsuit financing services need to consider this important factor when seeking funding on a piece of litigation that could take several years to settle.

A Louisiana family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor and healthcare clinic alleging medical malpractice led to the death of their loved one.

According to the claim, the patient underwent a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy on July 5, 2012. A drain was inserted at the surgery site to help with draining bodily fluids. The drain was removed the following day and the patient was released from the clinic. He was readmitted on the 7th of July, with complaints of nausea and pain. Subsequently, he underwent an emergency exploratory laparotomy and was sent to ICU when hemorrhaging was found. The man lost consciousness and experienced cardiopulmonary failure two days later. He was pronounced dead that evening, according to the lawsuit.

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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.