The practice of medicine is challenging and difficult. Most of us understand that physicians are not 100 percent accurate and will sometimes make a mistake. However, there are some types of mistakes that should never be made.
Many people rely on injections to give them medicine, therapy or anesthesia. Patients should be warned about the small risk of infection, so they can seek immediate medical help should the symptoms of infection manifest.
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.
Approximately 6 million Americans break a bone each year. While some breaks involve compound fractures and severe trauma, the vast majority of Americans' bones heal without lasting problems. Sometimes, however, a medical mistake can have disastrous consequences.
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.
An Ohio hospital must pay $8.5 million after a jury concluded that hospital staff caused severe brain injuries to a newborn baby girl. The hospital failed to properly ensure that the infant was breathing. The lack of oxygen in her brain resulted in permanent brain injuries.