During labor the unborn baby's umbilical cord can become compressed. If this happens, the baby can experience asphyxia as the oxygen supply is restricted. In the event that a physician or nurse misses the signs of serious umbilical cord compression and fails to take correct methods, like repositioning the mother, giving her oxygen and fluids, or if the previous actions fail, an emergency C-section, the baby can develop brain damage or perhaps die, and the doctor or nurse might be liable for malpractice.
Being informed by a doctor that one only has hemorrhoids and that one does not have to worry about blood in the stool can be very comforting. But unless the physician has ruled out\eliminated the likelihood of colon cancer, the patient might not learn that he or she has it before it is in its final stages. If this happens, the physician may have committed medical malpractice and the patient might have a claim against that physician.
This article looks at a settlement from a malpractice lawsuit alleging that a doctor did not induce a pregnant woman's labor in time. In this matter, the mother suffered from hypertension throughout her pregnancy which resulted in a variety of complications. Although the physician realized that he would have to induce labor due to complications, he failed to induce her while the baby was still alive.
The majority of physicians would typically acknowledge that if a physician is checking an expectant mother having abdominal and back pain as well as vaginal bleeding the prospect of a placental abruption should be regarded as part of the differential diagnosis. Failure to do so may result in the death of the baby and may constitute medical malpractice.
There are two medical errors that physicians appear to make most frequently when it comes to diagnosing breast cancer. As a consequence of these errors, a woman's cancer might not be discovered until it has metastasized. In the event that either error is made by a physician and there is a sufficient delay in the diagnosis of the patient's breast cancer, she may have a medical malpractice claim against that physician.
This article analyzes a medical malpractice case which alleged that when a doctor did not follow up when tests verified abnormal results suggesting that a male patient might have prostate cancer, the physician held up by a number of years the patient's diagnosis until the cancer had metastasized. By the time he was diagnosed treatment available that could cure him. The law firm that represented the manlitigated the matter reported that the case was resolved with a settlement for $500.000 on behalf of the patient.
Doctors usually concur that should an individual show symptoms consistent with colorectal cancer proper and full testing to eliminate the possibility of cancer is necessary. This article reviews a wrongful death lawsuit which alleged that a woman's family doctor and gastroenterologist did not discover her colorectal cancer in a timely fashion despite the fact that the patient had symptoms. the delay was responsible for the metastasis of her cancer and her eventual death. The law firm that handled the wrongful death matter was able to achieve a settlement on behalf of the family in the amount of $2.0 million.
Nurses play a critical role in caring for patients. This article examines 2 medical malpractice cases which alleged that nurses failed to provide the standard of service in the medical care of a pregnant women.and the children endured a lifelong impairment. Each lawsuit ended in multi-million dollar jury verdicts.
An Erb's palsy injury can leave a newborn with a serious lifelong disability such as the loss of motor control, sensation and maybe even the use of an arm. While it is possible that the injury was unavoidable, it might be due to the use of excessive pressure by the doctor who delivered the infant. When this happens, the physician might be liable for medical malpractice. This article explores how.
"My doctor assured me I did not need to worry - that I only had hemorrhoids." These are the kinds of words often heard by medical malpractice attorneys who handle colon cancer cases. This article explores a lawsuit in which a twenty-seven year old wife and mother who died of colon cancer when her doctor assumed her her complaints of rectal bleeding were because of hemorrhoids. This resulted in a seven month delay in her diagnosis. This was enough time for the cancer to become incurable.
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