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October 2012 Archives

Doctor's affair with patient leads to malpractice lawsuit

The patient-doctor relationship is one that depends on the utmost trust and understanding. The proper treatment and sustained health of the patient should be the intended outcome of every medical office visit. Unfortunately, a medical relationship can sometimes be driven by temptation across ethical boundaries, exposing vulnerable patients to unforeseen personal, health, and financial trouble.

Man brings medical malpractice lawsuit in connection to wife's death

It can be a very serious matter when medical professionals and medical facilities act negligently when providing care to patients. Medical negligence can be extremely harmful to patients. Such negligence can sometimes even have fatal results.

2,000 lawsuits filed over improper prescription of medication

More than 2,000 people have filed medical malpractice lawsuits in connection to the improper prescription of a specific type of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Intended to treat life-threatening bacterial infections, the antibiotics are now being prescribed for relatively common ailments that could be effectively treated with less-potent medications. This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of people who suffer serious and lasting side effects after being prescribed and taking the drugs.

76-year-old Alzheimer's patient dies, family claims malpractice

Medical malpractice covers a lot of errors or mistakes that occur in the medical field -- although few victims or their families would refer to them in such a light manner. While many claims involve an overt action, some claims involve the failure to act.

Settlement reached in wrongful death case

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when providing care to a patient in relation to a procedure. Such negligence can be a very serious matter. Such negligence can sometimes even result in a patient dying.

Monster drinks causing monster problems for consumers

Energy drinks are marketed as a morning, mid-day or evening "pick-me-up." They are supposed to give consumers a quick burst of energy to give them the boost that they need to complete their work, stay up for the party or whatever else might require being a little more alert. However, for some consumers, they aren't doing what they are supposed to.

Meningitis outbreak traced to source

The Centers for Disease control have confirmed the root of the recent meningitis outbreak as tainted vials of a steroid often used on people suffering from back pain. The vials originated from a Massachusetts company, and have all since been recalled. No infections have been reported in Connecticut, but it is reported that 39 patients in the state were treated with the steroid. They have all been tested for meningitis and all were found negative.

Lawsuit claims VA hospital was negligent in its post-surgical care of man

No patient should have to be subjected to post-surgical negligence. Such negligence can be very harmful to patients. Sadly, such negligence can sometimes even result in a patient's death. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and hospitals act properly when it comes to the post-surgical care of patients and are held accountable when such negligence results in a patient getting hurt or dying.

Hospital employee dies after undergoing surgery

Surgery is a scary thing, so when the procedure is complete it's understandable that the patient and family members would breathe a sigh of relief. The time after a surgery, however, can also present dangers to the patient, especially if the hospital staff is less than vigilant in their duties. This was the case for a 24-year-old Texas woman, who died in the days following a surgery at the very hospital in which she worked.

Man accuses doctor of surgery-related negligence

It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing patients with surgery-related care. When medical professionals commit negligence when providing such care, it can result in patients suffering harms. Harms suffered due to surgery-related negligence can be very impactful on patients.

Man alleges transplant-related negligence led to him developing cancer

It is very important for medical facilities to not act negligently when it comes to organ transplants. No patient should have to be subjected to transplant-related negligence.

Man claims he suffered hearing loss due to medical negligence

A great deal of trust is put in medical professionals. When medical professionals fail to live up to this trust and commit negligence during the course of providing patients with care, it can result in patients suffering great harm. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to the care of patients.

Hospital sued in connection to young child's death

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when providing care to young children. No child should have to be subjected to medical negligence. Such negligence can cause great harm to children. Sadly, such negligence can sometimes even result in a child's death.

Verdict issued in medical malpractice case

Diagnosis-related negligence can be a very serious matter. No patient should have to be subjected to such negligence. Diagnosis-related negligence can result in delays occurring in the detection and treatment of medical conditions. Such delays can be very harmful to patients.

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