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.
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.
A Canadian woman is suffering after her laparoscopic gastric band failed, breaking into pieces inside of her abdomen.
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.
This blog frequently discusses how profits are prioritized over patient safety in the U.S. health care industry. Health care is a business and everyone has to earn a living, but a recent story out of California illustrates how greed poisons the industry and lowers the quality of health care.
Sadly, medically unnecessary operations are becoming prevalent in American health care. Surgery can be a big moneymaker for both doctors and hospitals, so many physicians are tempted to recommend operations even when they aren't the best option for patients.
The doctor's mistake nearly killed a 43-year-old man. The patient had an operation to remove his problematic appendix in January 2013, but 14 months later he was suffering debilitating pain in his abdominal area.
Hospitals have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe for patients. This includes ensuring that its employees can competently perform their jobs and are safe to be around patients who may be in a vulnerable state.
A man has filed suit against his former doctor for failing to diagnose a bone infection.
The family of Silvino Perez recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, after the surgeon allegedly left the room mid-surgery to attend an offsite luncheon.