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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.

Medical malpractice lawsuit awards $1.2M after botched biopsy

Most, if not all, Tennessee residents want what's best for their children and would go to any length to get their kids the best medical care possible. How upsetting, then, to hear of a case in another state where medical malpractice left a then-teenage girl with such severe nerve damage that she is expected to be affected for the rest of her life. The young lady, now 22 years old, continues to have pain and numbness in her leg from a botched biopsy procedure that took place in 2013.

Medical malpractice complaint alleges dirty surgical instruments

With the often-lifesaving state of modern medicine, many Tennessee individuals might not worry much about going in for a medical treatment, especially not one that isn't particularly dangerous. It may be hard for some patients to imagine, then, what it would be like to go to a podiatry clinic for a common procedure only to be left with a terrible infection due to unhygienic conditions. This upsetting scenario is exactly what a medical malpractice lawsuit in another state is alleging occurred.

Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges permanent surgical injuries

In the professional medical world, whether in Tennessee or any other state, a certain standard of care is not just expected, it's required. When a doctor, surgeon or any other type of health care provider fails to meet that standard of care, they endanger not just the health but the very lives of the patients they are supposed to be helping. This egregious negligence is considered medical malpractice, and in another state, a man has recently filed a lawsuit because of the injuries he was left with, allegedly due to surgical errors.

Court awards millions in medical malpractice case

No one can replace the loss of a loved one. However, when those who died may have been saved were it not for someone's negligence, families often pursue recovery for applicable financial losses in court. Far too often, such situations in Tennessee and throughout the nation involve medical malpractice. Successfully litigated cases sometimes result in multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts.

Family settles before jury deliberates re medical malpractice

What price does a patient pay when a doctor fails to properly diagnose an adverse health condition? Some Tennessee families may relate to a deceased man's loved ones in another state who told the court their family member paid the ultimate price when he lost his life. The situation recently came to a conclusion when those who filed the medical malpractice lawsuit agreed to settle, just before the jury was charged.

Proactive choices for rectifying medical malpractice situations

When a Tennessee surgeon performs an operation or a doctor diagnoses and treats a patient with an adverse medical condition, there is strict protocol that must be followed and care taken to ensure patient safety. Most patients understand that there's a certain amount of personal risk involved in every medical procedure. However, if medical malpractice takes place once, it is too often, and injured patients should know there are options available for seeking justice.

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