Doctors often suggest a colonoscopy as a way of ruling out the chance of colon cancer for a patient with symptoms such as blood in the stool. This article looks at a wrongful death claim that alleged a woman died of colon cancer since her cancer metastasized while her doctor continued telling her, during a 6 year period, that she merely had hemorrhoids even though her colonoscopies were incomplete and her colon was never totally examined.
A Group B Strep infection that is not treated immediately may leave a newborn with devastating lifelong disabilities and even result in the newborn's death. Should an infant whose mother was a carrier of the GBS bacteria develops the infection but the doctor who examines the baby fails to examine the prenatal records and does not associate the symptoms with the mother's GBS, the physician might be liable for medical malpractice.
Group B Strep is said to be the most frequent cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns. Meningitis is a significant infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and the fluid surrounding the brain. Even when the child lives the infection the baby may endure lasting disabilities. These can involve, for instance, deafness. This article briefly considers why you need to consult an attorney if your baby was harmed by GBS related meningitis and you feel it was the result of medical malpractice.
Physicians and nurses are expected to have the knowledge training and experience necessary to recognize and react to fetal distress. They are also expected to devote suitable attention to following their patient while in labor and delivery. In the event they do not do so their actions may result in significant harm to the unborn baby. In such situations they may be liable for medical malpractice.
Generally physicians agree that high PSA levels produce a need to tell the patient and to recommend additional testing to figure out if it is due to prostate cancer. In case the patient has prostate cancer not informing the patient and allowing time to go by absent diagnostic testing risks allowing the cancer to spread. If this occurs the patient may be able to pursue a medical malpractice case against the doctor.
The loss of a baby in childbirth is a painful occurrence for a parent. This note looks at a wrongful death case alleging that a doctor mocked the mother for seeking a C-section once she realized she was unable to deliver naturally only to use a vacuum extractor but did so improperly and killed the baby in the attempt.
This article examines a lawsuit alleging that doctors and nurses either failed to realize or ignored indications that the unborn child of a woman in labor was suffering from fetal distress that needed attention immediately. Due to this fact, the child suffered from a prolonged period without sufficient oxygen and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The malpractice claim was published by the law firm that handed it as settled for $4.0 million.
High risk pregnancies require careful observation for signs of developing complications. This article looks at a recently documented lawsuit in which a nurse attempted to induce labor by use of a medication known to produce the same problem for which the mother was at risk. This caused serious injury to the child and as a result the parents pursued a medical malpractice lawsuit.
This article examines a medical malpractice case alleging that the doctor of a male patient who specifically requested prostate cancer testing did not order all the tests necessary for a full screening but never notified him that he had not gone through a full screening. Needless to say, things were not fine. He had prostate cancer and later sued the doctor for medical malpractice.
Over thirty two thousand men are expected to die of of prostate cancer metastasis. How many of these men would survive if their physician conducted appropriate screening tests or did not advise that he merely do "watchful waiting" after abnormal prostate cancer screening tests suggested he might have cancer. This article explores this issue.
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