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.
Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against three doctors after an alleged botched surgery on his Achilles tendon. Wells believes that his surgeon deliberately concealed the fact that his botched operation was unsuccessful.
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.
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.
Last year, a concerned mother took her 3-month-old son to the doctor after he appeared to be ill. He was prescribed antibiotics but his health did not improve. His mother took him back to the doctor after noticing that his leg seemed to be sore.
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.
Like many other high-stress occupations, there is a high rate of drug and alcohol abuse among physicians. Unlike other jobs, however, the practice of medicine has a life-or-death element. One seemingly minor mistake caused by substance abuse can literally kill a patient.
An adult male decided that he wanted to be circumcised, so he met with his doctor and set up a relatively minor surgery. When he awoke from anesthesia in a recovery room he must have thought he was still dreaming and having the nightmare of all nightmares.
A pediatrician was arrested, injured and humiliated after trying to rescue a newborn, her patient, from a car baking under the hot Nashville sun.