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Brain injury during birth leads to medical malpractice claim

During a medical emergency, patients in Tennessee and elsewhere may rely on doctors to provide them with the necessary information to make informed decisions about their health. When a patient receives incorrect or incomplete information on the available treatment options, he or she may find it difficult to choose the path of care that provides the best chance at a positive outcome. A woman in another state was recently awarded just under $230 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after her child suffered brain damage during birth.

Is it medical malpractice if a doctor misdiagnoses meningitis?

When someone visits a Tennessee doctor because he or she is not feeling well, it is reasonable to expect that the doctor will be able to diagnose possible reasons why and recommend treatment accordingly. Sometimes, of course, a patient is a minor and is brought to a medical facility by a parent. In either case, if a doctor fails to diagnose a condition that the average doctor would expect to be able to recognize, it could result in patient injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Medical malpractice: Delay in treatment proves fatal for 1

When patients in Tennessee and elsewhere visit the emergency room suffering from critical injuries, the timing of their treatment could be essential to the outcome of their situation. Those who are left without treatment for extended periods can suffer in various ways, and in some cases, the lack of prompt medical care could even prove fatal. A family in another state was recently awarded $30 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a delay in treatment led to the untimely death of a 24-year-old man.

Family awarded $3.8 million in medical malpractice settlement

Medical professionals in Tennessee and elsewhere have a duty to provide each patient with a certain quality of treatment and care. Failure to provide this standard of care could place the health of a patient at risk, and in some cases, such negligence could bring about potentially life-altering consequences. A family in another state was recently awarded a substantial sum in a settlement agreement in a medical malpractice lawsuit after negligence caused a wife and mother of three to fall into a coma.

Errors in surgery lead to medical malpractice claim

Having to undergo a surgical procedure can be a scary experience and any complications from the operation could have a disastrous impact on a person's well-being. In some cases, errors during surgery can even prove fatal, and families in Tennessee who lose a loved one due to the negligent actions of a medical professional may be left in search of answers. A jury recently awarded a judgment of nearly $5 million to a woman's estate in a recent medical malpractice lawsuit after a surgery left her with injuries that eventually proved fatal.

What are the leading causes of medical malpractice claims?

Upon visiting a medical facility for treatment, patients in Tennessee and elsewhere expect to receive a certain standard of care. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, and any form of negligence that is present during the treatment of a patient could have a disastrous impact on his or her well-being. While there are a multitude of scenarios in which a person could be subjected to medical malpractice, some tend to be more prevalent than others.

Family files medical malpractice claim over rushed operation

Many individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere may be aware than almost all surgical procedures come with at least a certain level of risk. However, this risk may increase substantially if those performing an operation fail to provide a certain standard of care. A family in another state was recently awarded a judgment of $2.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that negligence led to the untimely death of a 64-year-old woman.

Medical malpractice: 1 claims errors caused irreparable harm

When individuals in Tennessee and across the nation visit a hospital for treatment, they may expect medical professionals to be fully capable of providing a certain standard of care. Any form of negligence in the treatment of a patient could lead to disastrous complications that may in turn have a substantial impact on his or her life. A woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that errors during surgery and post-operation treatment left her with serious health complications.

Medical malpractice: Child suffers brain damage at birth

When awaiting the arrival of a newborn, parents in Tennessee may expect medical professionals to take the necessary precautions to protect the well-being of their child. Any form of negligence prior to or during labor can pose a significant threat to a child's health, and in some cases, may leave the child with long-term or permanent damage. A family was recently awarded a judgment of $50 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that negligence left their son with permanent brain damage.

Medical malpractice: Negligence leaves child with brain damage

When an infant in Tennessee or elsewhere experiences serious medical concerns, swift and proper treatment could be vital to his or her well-being. Any delay in administering the necessary care could cause substantial harm to a child's health and may even lead to long-term or permanent damage. A family in another state was recently awarded just over $130 million in a medical malpractice claim after negligence caused their child to suffer permanent brain damage.

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