Articles Tagged with Medical Negligence

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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.

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A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that two physicians were negligent for failing to recognize fetal distress while their son was in his mother’s womb.

According to the suit, the woman was 37 weeks pregnant when she sought care in September 2012, complaining of decreased fetal movement, dizziness, nausea and back pain. During a phone conversation, an obstetrician advised office staff, but did not evaluate the mother-to-be in person. The next morning, the woman returned to the office with the same symptoms. This time she was seen by a different obstetrician. An ultrasound and other tests showed a decreased heart rate — a clear sign that the fetus was in distress. Yet, doctors failed to immediately take action and order a caesarean section. By the time the baby was delivered, he had suffered oxygen deprivation, leading to brain damage that left him permanently disabled. He, then, suffered further injury after hospital staff improperly adjusted his ventilator, causing low carbon dioxide in his blood for several days. As a result, the child suffered a catastrophic brain injury that left him unable to talk, walk or feed himself.

In addition to the physicians, the lawsuit names two hospitals and several of the health system’s related entities as defendants.

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Abbey (not her really name) was born three months premature. At the time, doctors did not tell her parents that their newborn little girl had severe anemia or that her body was not producing adequate red blood cells. It wasn’t until after being discharged from the hospital, that Abbey was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, and later went into anemic shock, during which she suffered diffuse brain damage. This diffuse brain damage led to Abbey developing developmental delays, cortical visual impairment and she is prone towards seizures. She is mostly blind, unable to walk or speak, and is tube-fed through her stomach. Abbey receives extensive rehabilitation therapy and medical care, takes numerous medications, and was hospitalized nine times between January 2009 and January 2010, alone. She needs blood transfusions every three weeks and is on a list for a bone marrow transplant.

The family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that Abbey’s debilitating brain injury is due to doctors failing to diagnose and treat the genetic brain disorder. A jury issued a verdict last week and awarded the family $14.5 million.

“This verdict means that we can start looking at options to see just how far we can go to providing [Abbey] with a life that is as normal as possible,” her mother said in a statement. “Options that we never would have been able to afford. I will be able to hire a caregiver to work on her walking every day, to coordinate the tons of medical appointments she requires. We will be able to buy specialized equipment to help her to walk and communicate.”

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Few events in anyone’s life are as catastrophic as losing of a loved one, especially a sudden, unexpected loss caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. If someone else’s negligent behavior caused your loved one’s death, you have an obligation to protect the legal rights of the deceased. However, compensation is not automatic; wrongful death lawsuits usually involve a significant amount of money and are hard fought by defense-insurance interests. Thus, wrongful death claims can be long and drawn-out, taking months, even years, for lawsuits to resolve. For plaintiffs faced with financial issues, lawsuit funding may be a solution.

A family recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that their loved on died in the emergency room of a Chicago hospital because he did not receive immediate medical care.

According to the complaint, the man went to the ER on April 21, 2015, for emergency medical treatment for a sickle cell or vaso-occlusive crisis. The plaintiff alleges that due to hospital negligence, their loved one remained in the emergency room without immediate medical attention, resulting in his death the following day.

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A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee and related infection. The plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to inform her of risks, failed to properly treat an infection, failed to remove the prosthetic knee in a timely fashion and failed to inform of complications of an infection treatment. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

The physical, emotional, and financial impact following a serious infection can be devastating. In addition to significant financial losses due to medical expenses and lost income, many victims are left permanently disabled by chronic pain or limited mobility. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could have been prevented, the victim may be entitled to compensation. It is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney to determine one’s rights.

The time it takes to complete a medical malpractice claim depends on the complexity and strength of the case. The last thing this woman or any medical malpractice victim needs is to worry about is how to keep up with financial obligations. When plaintiffs are facing mounting bills and few options, litigation funding could be the perfect solution.

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When an injury occurs as a result of medical negligence, the costs can be exorbitant including medical bills, long-term care, even funeral and burial expenses and emotional damages. It may also result in the loss of earnings. For many victims, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can produce financial compensation for damages incurred. Although no money can replace a permanently impaired quality of life, it can provide some help for patients whose health problems were heightened due to the mistake. It also can offer some sense of justice and closure to bereaved loved ones.

While a fair settlement is preferred over the uncertainty of a jury verdict, insurance companies often make low settlement offers in hopes that the plaintiffs will be struggling financially and accept less than deserved. Plaintiffs don’t have to succumb to this tactic. While a medical malpractice attorney helps those victims fight for their rights to a fair settlement or just verdict, Lawsuit Financial can help them remain financial stable until fair compensation is received.

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