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Medical Malpractice: 1 dies after delay in cancer diagnosis

There are a multitude of medical conditions that could exhibit similar symptoms, some of which could be more severe than others. When patients in Tennessee visit a medical facility for treatment, they typically expect doctors to be thorough with their diagnosis, as failing to identify a serious health concern could prove harmful. A $4.2 million judgment has been awarded to the estate of a man in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a late cancer diagnosis reportedly led to his untimely death.

Medical malpractice: The potential danger of a misdiagnosis

When it comes to a serious medical condition, a swift and proper diagnosis may be essential to providing the necessary care to a patient. Individuals in Tennessee who visit a hospital for treatment generally expect doctors to be capable of issuing a correct diagnosis, as failing to do so could bring about disastrous consequences. Recent studies suggest that errors during the diagnosis of a patient are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice claims.

Family awarded $68 million medical malpractice judgment

When a person in Tennessee is scheduled to undergo a serious medical procedure, he or she may expect the surgeon to remain in the operating room throughout the process to ensure it goes as planned. Should a surgeon choose to leave the room before the operation is finished, the remainder of the procedure may be left in the hands of those who aren't qualified to perform it. A family has been awarded a $68 million judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit after complications from a surgery left a man in a coma.

Man files medical malpractice lawsuit following death of wife

Patients in Tennessee and elsewhere who are scheduled to undergo major surgery generally rely on medical professions to be capable of safeguarding their health throughout the procedure. Should negligence be present in any form during such a procedure, the harm suffered can be severe, potentially resulting in further damage to his or her health, or worse. A man has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor following the decline of health and death of his wife.

Medical malpractice: Surgical error leads to amputations

Many individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere may view the thought of undergoing even a minor surgical procedure with some level of concern. Although surgeons endure years of studying and training in their respective fields to prepare for future operations, unfortunately, all it takes is one error to leave a patient with life-altering injuries. A woman in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after a recent surgical error led to the need to amputate her hands and feet.

Medical malpractice suit for doctor's premature death declaration

Imagine seeking medical treatment for an ailing loved one from a Tennessee health care provider and being told the person is already dead, despite obvious signs of life. Worse still, imagine finding out later that this delay in treatment is what ultimately cost the patient his or her life. As far-fetched and nightmarish as this scenario may sound, it is exactly what a medical malpractice lawsuit in another state alleges.

Medical malpractice suit filed after scalpel found in patient

A rather shocking incident of alleged medical negligence may have veterans and their loved ones more concerned than ever over the health care provided to retired military personnel. Thank goodness it didn't happen in Tennessee, but with Veterans Affairs hospitals all over the country, it very well could have. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed only recently after the discovery of a scalpel that had apparently been left inside a patient four years prior.

Jury awards $26M in medical malpractice neck surgery case

A jury for a recent lawsuit in a state neighboring Tennessee recently found in favor of the plaintiff, but even the $26 million in damages awarded are likely small consolation in the wake of the difficulties the woman has suffered. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against the hospital where the plaintiff's neck surgery took place approximately five years ago. Unfortunately, between the surgical procedure itself and the demonstrably poor follow-up care she received, the woman is now disabled.

Medical malpractice suit alleges botched dental surgery

While a necessary part of health, going to the dentist is a dreaded task for many people. Hopefully, news of a recent lawsuit in another state won't deter Tennessee residents from getting the dental care they need, but it could make some think twice. A woman has filed a medical malpractice suit following an allegedly botched dental surgery, as a result of which she claims she suffered permanent nerve damage.

Did medical error doom your child to a life of difficulty?

Imaging finding out that someone else's carelessness or negligent mistake led to a lifetime of difficulty for your child. Even worse, perhaps, is when that someone was a trusted, highly-trained nurse or doctor. You placed the well-being of your most precious treasure in a medical professional's hands only to have your child suffer as a result.

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