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Medical Malpractice Archives

Who can be held liable for medical malpractice?

Many North Carolina patients seek treatment from their health care providers under the assumption that they will receive proper and timely treatment due to their care providers' experience and knowledge of medicine. On occasion, however, problems result from inadequate or inappropriate care. When this happens, an individual may suffer financial loss due to negligence by a physician, other medical personnel or due to a hospital error. The individual may be eligible to file a malpractice suit to recover damages.

Misdiagnosis is still an issue for North Carolina residents

A misdiagnosis of an ailment is one of the last things that a patient or a doctor wishes to see happen when trying to deal with a medical problem. Records from medical malpractice claims indicate that the bulk of misdiagnosis cases that lead a patient to seek compensation through insurance or legal actions arise from heart problems, cancers and infections, including sepsis and meningitis. One method of discovering data concerning misdiagnosis is through autopsies.

Staying safe during a hospital stay

North Carolina residents who may need hospital treatment in the future may want to be aware of some of the risks associated with spending time in such an environment. Vigilance is important, and having a trusted friend or loved one handy to assist in monitoring treatment and conditions may be helpful in heading off unexpected difficulties. According to estimates, more than 400,000 individuals die in U.S. hospitals annually because of medical errors.

Veteran claims medical malpractice created permanent damage

Brave people in North Carolina and across the country have chosen to put their lives on the line in order to protect their fellow Americans. Unfortunately, several recent cases have highlighted the poor medical care provided by some U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. One example has recently resulted in a medical malpractice case filed by a veteran who claims he has suffered injuries as a result of a doctor’s negligent actions.

Woman claims wrongful death after loss of her husband

Doctors, especially emergency room doctors, have difficult jobs. The fate of hundreds of patients each day likely relies on their ability to quickly and accurately diagnose their patient's illness or injury. Unfortunately, a medical professional's mistake could have dangerous consequences for patients in North Carolina. Those who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice can seek legal recourse in the form of a wrongful death case, just as one out-of-state woman has recently done.

Doctors settle medical malpractice suit for $4.5 million

The concept of spring cleaning is a common one for people in the United States. After the cold weather disappears, people in North Carolina and across the country typically embark in a thorough cleaning of their house. Unfortunately for one woman, her tasks ultimately led to her death. Subsequently, a medical malpractice suit filed on her behalf.

Family claims medical malpractice caused son's suicide

People in North Carolina who are in pain visit the doctor in order to receive some relief for their symptoms. In most circumstances, the patients either remain the same or see some improvement. However, in some cases, medical malpractice could actually cause more problems for a patient. One family claims that a doctor's actions actually led to their son's suicide. A jury has recently ruled in the family's favor.

North Carolina doctor accused of failure to diagnose

Medical doctors go through years of intense training. The training is necessary because even the slightest mistake can quickly lead to dire consequences for a patient, including death. In a case where a medical mistake has led to such consequences, a patient, or his or her family member if the mistake resulted in a fatality, has the option of seeking legal recourse in a civil court. One man has taken such action against on a North Carolina doctor after he claims the doctor's failure to diagnose his mother led to her death.

Doctor claims medical malpractice has prevented him from working

There is no one more intimate with the dangers and possible health risks of surgery than a surgeon. A surgeon must be aware of the dangers and communicate them to their patients. In a twist that may interest those in North Carolina and across the country, one surgeon has recently been awarded a multi-million dollar verdict after he claims he was a victim of medical malpractice.

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