Articles Tagged with Medical Negligence

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Patients depend on doctors and other medical professionals for their health and well-being. Yet, carelessness and negligence still occurs when doctors, hospitals, or medical professionals deviate from the recognized “standard of care” in treating a patient. When a medical error or negligence that could have been avoided causes a patient injury or death, it is medical malpractice.

When doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals are negligent, they should be held accountable for harm done. The first step in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is to speak with an experienced attorney about your case. An attorney can help guide you in order to determine whether you have a viable case.

If an attorney takes your case and files a lawsuit, it doesn’t mean road to justice will be easy. Unfortunately, in most cases hospitals, doctors, and other health care professionals are not willing to accept blame for negligence. They will hire a high-powered legal team that will deny, delay, and defend the claim as long as possible. As the litigation process drags on, you may face the risk of financial ruin; you may even be unable to afford basic living expenses.

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Two people are suing several medical care providers, alleging medical negligence resulted in the patient suffering a stroke, ultimately resulting in a permanent brain injury.

The complaint filed on December 29, alleges a medical center, physician group, and several related corporate entities failed to provide proper care to the mother-to-be while she was hospitalized to give birth. The suit alleges that the woman suffered a stroke and serious physical injuries, including permanent brain injury. The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to rule out preeclampsia, failing to obtain an ultrasound, failing to adequately treat hypertension and failing to deliver the baby in a timely manner. The complaint also alleges failure to diagnose and treat a hypertensive crisis.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000.