Last month, we discussed the potential medical malpractice lawsuit involving a death of a Texas man infected with Ebola. The victim's family members ended up bringing a malpractice lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and it was recently settled. Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the resolution was probably a good compromise between the two parties.
On Wednesday, a man in Dallas died from Ebola. In the days before his death the victim told hospital staff he recently visited West Africa, but it appears they erred by not sufficiently considering the Ebola virus as the cause of his symptoms.
The New York State Health Department and New York City Medical Examiners Office are each conducting separate investigations into the death of beloved celebrity Joan Rivers.
Caretakers can prevent bedsores in the elderly or disabled by routinely changing the position of the patient. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, result when nursing home caretakers allow the patient to stay in the same position for prolonged periods.
There was no rejoicing after a court ordered a former midwife to pay $5 million in damages for causing the death of an infant, as the grieving parents did not even have an opportunity to confront the defendant nurse.
A new Senate report illustrates the harm caused by preventable medical errors, which kill an average of 325,000 hospital patients each year. The total cost of medical errors nearly reaches $20 billion a year.
In a disturbing story so horrible it has previously been considered only an urban myth, a patient allegedly died in a Los Angeles hospital morgue after regaining consciousness.
The family of a 71-year-old woman recently recovered $1 million in damages for her hospital death that occurred 2002. Jurors sided with the deceased's family after weighing evidence regarding medical negligence of the anesthesiologist and hospital staff.