While the birth of someone's first child is a time filled with excitement, it is also filled with nervousness and trepidation. No matter how much a family prepares for the birth of their first child, they are in many ways entering a brand new world. Both the delivery and adjustments made to everyday life can be scary. This fear is only compounded when one experiences a complication during delivery that leads to birth injuries. In North Carolina, when a birth injury is believed to be a result of medical malpractice, a civil suit against the doctor or medical facility may be appropriate.
It is no secret that childbirth is no easy task, but most North Carolina parents would report that the difficulty is worth the joy of parenthood. Luckily, medical advances have gone a long way toward reducing the risk of childbirth to both the mother and the child; however, there are still complications that are possible. Sometimes, despite doctors' best efforts, tragedies occur. On the other hand, sometimes tragedies occur because patients do not receive the best medical care possible. One woman is alleging that her son suffered from several birth injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed.
Americans depend on their doctors for an accurate diagnosis in order to treat or prevent specific diseases and disorders. Most doctors are excellent at their jobs and diligent about insuring that their patients have the best medical treatment, including early intervention, available. However, sometimes certain disorders are overlooked, causing additional damages or even death. In alleged medical malpractice cases such as this, similar to what famous baseball start Alex Rodriguez claims happened to him, North Carolina residents have the option of having their grievances heard in a civil court.
There is nothing worse for a parent than to see their child suffering and know there is nothing in their power they can do to help him or her other than find appropriate medical care. Parents have to trust that the medical care professionals will provide adequate care for their child. The question for parents in North Carolina becomes, what happens when a doctor's alleged failure to diagnose their child leads to permanent physical harm? The parents of one young girl are seeking justice in an alleged incident of medical malpractice by filing a case in civil court.
Patients and their families have faith in their medical care providers. They trust in their knowledge and expertise and expect that these providers will make sound decisions in order to protect the health and safety of their patients. However, while everyone makes mistakes, a mistake regarding someone's medical care can often prove deadly. The question becomes, what actions should be taken against a medical care provider's perceived negligence in North Carolina? One family sought legal recourse in the death of their loved one and received compensation as a result.
A basic characteristic of humans is that everyone makes mistakes. In most cases, when lives are not put at risk, this is accepted and most people understand; however, in a medical setting, mistakes that cost the life of a patient are not acceptable. Generally, hospitals are aware of what mistakes might be made and why they are made and do a wonderful job putting in safeguards to prevent them. However, carelessness on the part of doctors or other medical personnel continue to place patients at risk. One set of siblings in North Carolina have decided to take action after the death of their father by filing a medical malpractice case.
The nine months preceding the birth of a child is one filled with excitement, anticipation and wonder. Parents fantasize about their child's appearance and personality. Most parents do not anticipate that their child will be so disabled that she would require 12 to 18 hours of nursing care each day. One family did not realize these were the challenges they would be facing when they became parents or that they would have to fight the state of North Carolina over their medical malpractice claim.
A woman in North Carolina experienced such debilitating fatigue and back pain that she put in over 50 doctor's visits over the course of three years to determine the cause of her symptoms. Doctors gave various different diagnoses -- all of them incorrect. It was later determined that she had breast cancer that had taken over her spine and actually fractured her back. Although a scan in Feb. 2008 indicated she might have cancer, she wasn't formally diagnosed until Dec. 2010, when the cancer had already advanced to Stage IV. She estimates that her doctor's failure to diagnose shortened her life expectancy by at least seven years.
When people go to the doctor, they have the reasonable expectation that they will be treated well and provided with the best possible care to protect and improve their health. However, in a medical malpractice case, a woman in North Carolina has alleged that a nurse and doctor failed to provide adequate care for her diabetic uncle, leading to his death. A jury has agreed with her by awarding her uncle's estate $4 million.
When most people think of mistakes occurring during surgery, a complicated part of the procedure is typically comes to mind. However, there is another significant cause of surgical injury that is fairly straight forward. These surgical errors involve medical staff sewing up a patient with a sponge or other material still inside them, an issue that occurs with more regularity then many North Carolina citizens may believe.