This article analyzes a documented lawsuit which claimed that a child sustained severe damage when an obstetrician did not immediately take appropriate measures signs that the unborn baby was in fetal distress as the mother was in labor. The parents and the defendant reached a settlement in the case for $1.0 million.
It is commonly known that paramedics do not have the same level of knowledge, training, or experience as physicians. Still, when they fail to notice symptoms of a medical emergency (such as a pregnant woman having a placental abruption) that mandates fast transportation to a hospital, they might be liable for malpractice. People assume that in a medical emergency paramedics will have the knowledge, training and skill to appropriately handle the emergency.This means being able to act fast and appropriately. It also means providing care that meets the applicable medical standard of care.A failure to do so can result in a malpractice claim.
Fetal distress is a serious complication of pregnancy. It places the health of the unborn child in danger. A doctor presented with indications that an unborn child is experiencing fetal distress must be able to appreciate the immediacy of the circumstances and take suitable action without delay. Not doing so may lead to irreverible harm to the child and a medical malpractice claim against the doctor.
This article goes over the report of a legal action involving three doctors who examined a man with urinary problems yet because of a mix of unordered tests and miscommunications the man's prostate cancer diagnosis was delayed until it had spread. This led to a malpractice case ended in a $2.5 Million settlement
VBAC pregnancies are at risk of a ruptured uterus while in labor. This is a serious complication that can result in a considerable injury to the unborn baby. This article examines a recently reported lawsuit in which a nurse tried to induce labor by use of a medication known to produce the very problem for which the pregnant woman was at risk. This caused serious harm to the infant and as a result the parents pursued a medical malpractice case.
Physicians generally use 2 tests to screen male patients for prostate cancer. The first is the digital examination. The second is the PSA blood test. Most doctors concur that abnormal results trigger the need for follow up. This article reviews why a patient may be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit if a doctor screens a patient for cancer but fails to tell the patient or follow up afterthe test results are abnormal.
Nearly all individuals when they think they may have a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor for the delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer normally consider just one issue: their doctor committed malpractice. Yet when lawyers consider a possible claim they additionally take the nature and extent of the injury to the individual into consideration. This article examines one lawsuit in which a doctor's not telling a patient about abnormal test results delayed a male patient's diagnosis and that ended in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A monoamniotic-monochorionic twin pregnancy is a dangerous pregnancy where twins share the same amniotic sac. This article will discuss a medical malpractice lawsuit ?n which a mother who had this type of pregnancy was not checked in a sufficiently thorough way, resulting in the death of one twin and severe brain injury of the other baby. The medical malpractice matter ended in a $3,000,000 recovery for the family.
A dangerous complication that can happen in a pregnancy takes place when the placenta holding the unborn baby separates prematurely from the mother's uterus. This article considers a medical malpractice claim involving such a placental abruption. The lawsuit was about a child who suffered brain damage as a result of hypoxia caused by a placental abruption.
This article analyzes the liability, damages and settlement from a published claim where a physician in essence abandoned his pregnant patient who experienced a placental abruption that led to fetal distress and the death of her unborn child while a nurse who saw the problem worsen failed to inform a different onstetrician of what was happening when the first doctor failed to appear. The baby did not survive and the mother and father went forward with a claim against the physician and nurse for the death of the baby.
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