Back problems are common in the U.S., where more than 600,000 patients have back surgery each year. Many of these patients have unsatisfactory results from the operation and a small, but significant, number of patients will suffer serious injuries from a surgical mistake.
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.
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a $1 million cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The decision may or may not have caught the attention of people in Ohio, but it should have.
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.
Parents of a baby born with cerebral palsy are often unsure what caused their child to suffer the condition. Sometimes the cause is unknown or unclear, but in other cases - such as the one below - it is obvious that medical negligence caused cerebral palsy.
Those in Franklin, Ohio, may be interested to know that a Snoqualmie family was recently awarded $15 million after their daughter was injured due to a physician error. According to reports, the four-year-old girl was a heart-transplant patient at the University of Washington hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital and was being treated for a cold when a consulting doctor did not repeat back the correct instructions on which medications the girl would be able take. Afrin, the nasal spray the four-year-old's mother was told was acceptable, is known to cause elevated blood pressure that could be damaging to a heart transplant.
The sport of football in America is close to the hearts of many people. Whether they grew up playing the game or are a fan of a professional or college team, the passion for football in the states is second to none. Many people often forget about the danger associated with the sport. When a player straps on a helmet, there is a high probability that an injury can occur sometime throughout their career. The National Football League has recently been under a lot of scrutiny for head injuries and concussions that have occurred on the field.
In 2008, Pauline Miller was driving to work at St. Elizabeth's Health Center in Youngstown when a commercial truck swerved into her lane and struck her vehicle head-on. The crash killed the 49-year-old nurse and left a void in her close-knit family.