Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death
Medical malpractice can occur in any environment where a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider renders treatment to a patient. It can occur in a doctor’s private office or in the operating room or hospital. Some examples of cases involving medical negligence include:
Surgical Negligence – Such as the negligent performance of a surgical procedure, the use of improper medical equipment, negligent failure to respond to certain signs and symptoms during surgery, or leaving an instrument or foreign body inside of a patient following surgery.
Birth Injuries – Which may arise when there has been negligent medical or nursing care before, during or immediately following birth, such as the negligent failure to perform a caesarian section delivery. Birth trauma resulting from medical negligence can cause death and catastrophic injuries, including cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage, developmental impairments and neurological injury.
Failure to Diagnose or Treat Medical Conditions – Such as the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat cancer, the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat an early stage heart attack, the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat an aneurysm, or the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat any disease or condition affecting the body’s organs and normal function.
Medication Errors – such as prescription of unsafe medication, the prescription of medication that should not be taken with one or more other medications a patient is taking, or the prescription of medication that should not be taken when a patient has certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure or liver problems.
A civil lawsuit may be filed by families on behalf of the deceased to recover damages for pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, mental anguish, loss of companionship, medical costs and other expenses when a wrongful death results from the negligence, recklessness, inaction or malpractice of another party.
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