Fetal distress is a serious complication of pregnancy. It puts the health of the unborn child in danger. A physician presented with indications that an unborn child is experiencing fetal distress needs to recognize the urgency of the situation and take correct action immediately. Not doing so might result in devastating injuries to the baby and a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician.
"My doctor assured me I had nohing to worry aboutt - that the blood was merely from hemorrhoids." These are the types of words commonly heard by medical malpractice attorneys who handle colon cancer cases. This article considers a lawsuit involving a 27 year old woman with a husband and daughter died of colon cancer after her physician assumed her rectal bleeding was from hemorrhoids. This ended in a seven month delay in her diagnosis. This was enough time for the cancer to become incurable.
This article analyzes a lawsuit on behalf of a seventy one year old disabled Alzheimer's female in a nursing home. For years the patient suffered from malnutrition and increasingly worsening pressure sores. The matter ended with a substantial jury award in the millions of dollars.
An all too common error made by doctors that can result in truly tragic outcomes. As a rule, doctors acknowledge that when an adult person says they are seeing blood in the stool or rectal bleeding the appropriate tests, such as a colonoscopy, should be done to be able to verify if the blood due to cancer. Only when colon cancer has been eliminated as a possibility should a doctor tell the individual that the blood is from something diffrent. The error certain doctors make is to assure patients they simply have hemorrhoids having done no testing to eliminate the possibility of cancer.
If a physician screens a man for cancer the doctor needs to follow the correct screening protocol. And when more than one doctor is consulted and the findings and recommendations are not relayed to the patient or the other doctors there is a risk of misdiagnosis. This can expose the doctors to a medical malpractice claim.
One of the most significant moments in a woman's pregnancy is when she is in labor before the birth of the baby. Severe problems can occur during this period. Physicians ought to identify the signs that a complication has occurred and take proper timely action. Failure to do so could end in severe lasting injury to the child. In the event that this takes place the doctor might be liable for medical malpractice.
A monoamniotic-monochorionic twin pregnancy is a dangerous pregnancy whereby twins are developing in the same amniotic sac. This article will look at a medical malpractice case about a mother suffering from this sort of pregnancy was not monitored properly, leading to the death of one twin and significant brain damage of the other baby. The medical malpractice case ended in a $3.0 Million award for the family.
The majority of people when they feel they might have a medical malpractice claim against a physician for the delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer typically focus merely on one issue: their doctor made a mistake. Still when lawyers evaluate a potential claim they also consider the injury endured by the patient and if they will be able to establish that the physician's error caused that injury This article analyzes one case in which a doctor's failure to communicate test results delayed a man's diagnosis and that led to a medical malpractice case.
One of the serious problems that can come about in a pregnancy is the compression of the baby's umbilical cord. This situation can cause the loss of essential oxygen. In case a doctor or nurse misses the signs of significant umbilical cord compression and fails to take proper methods, like repositioning the pregnant woman, giving her oxygen and fluids, or if needed, an emergency C-section, the child can develop brain damage or perhaps die, and the physician or nurse might be liablein a medical malpractice claim.
A placental abruption occurs when the placental lining detaches from the mother's uterus. It can lead to severe harm to, or even the death of, the unborn child. This article analyzes a lawsuit that a nurse monitoring the pregnant woman while the woman failed to act or call a physician even though multiple signs of a significant complication from a placental abruption happened!This article will discuss a documented case settlement alleging that a baby sustained brain damage on account of the failure on the part of an obstetrics nurse to realize that a placental abruption had happened even though the mother exhibited several symptoms. The claim settled for $1.1 Million.
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