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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.

Family awarded $7 million judgment in medical malpractice claim

When it comes to a serious medical condition, a proper diagnosis is essential to starting a patient in Tennessee on the correct path of treatment. Any errors in diagnosing a condition can lead to improper care that may only cause a person's health to deteriorate, or in some cases, it may also lead to new medical concerns. A family has recently been awarded a substantial judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit after an incorrect diagnosis caused a woman to suffer permanent damage.

Medical malpractice: The consequences of diagnostic errors

When it comes to treating a serious medical condition, a swift and proper diagnosis could prove vital. A misdiagnosis can prove harmful to the health of a patient in Tennessee in various ways, and a similar outcome is unfortunately all too common. According to recent studies, errors in diagnosis are a major concern in the field of radiology, and the related medical malpractice claims commonly result in serious or fatal harm to the health of a patient.

Woman files medical malpractice lawsuit against facility

During any surgical procedure, medical professionals in Tennessee must take the necessary measures to prevent complications from occurring. Even if the procedure is minor, a complication could have a detrimental impact on the health of a patient, and in some cases, a similar incident could even cause permanent or fatal harm. A woman in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a facility, claiming that negligence during a procedure led to the death of her husband.

Medical malpractice: Improper treatment leads to permanent damage

Medical professionals in Tennessee and elsewhere must exercise the utmost diligence during a procedure to correct an issue with a person's spine. Any complications during a similar procedure can have severe consequences that could have a significant impact on the life of a patient. A 17-year-old girl in another state has been awarded $135 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after improper treatment left her with long-term damage.

Medical malpractice: Allergic reaction leads to untimely death

Upon visiting a medical facility for any manner of procedure, patients in Tennessee and elsewhere may rely on doctors to keep constant watch over their conditions. Any complications that occur during this period may need to be addressed swiftly to prevent a patient from suffering severe harm to health. A jury has recently awarded a family in another state a judgment of just under $30 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a woman died due to an allergic reaction to a contrast dye applied prior to a CT scan.

1 files medical malpractice claim against plastic surgeon

Patients in Tennessee and elsewhere who are scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure may place their safety in the hands of medical professionals in the process. If negligence is present during even a minor procedure, the consequences can be disastrous. A woman in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that negligence during plastic surgery caused her to suffer permanent harm.

1 files medical malpractice lawsuit after suffering paralysis

When a person in Tennessee is suffering symptoms of a serious spinal cord injury, any sudden movements could cause his or her condition to deteriorate. When treating patients with similar health concerns, medical facilities generally seek to restrict their movements while addressing the condition and forming a plan for treatment. A couple in another state has been awarded a substantial monetary judgement in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a facility failed to take the necessary precautions while treating a patient.

Nursing home neglect and the harm it could bring about

Having to place someone close into a long-term care facility can be a stressful experience. Those who relinquish the care of loved ones to a nursing home in Tennessee generally expect them to receive a certain quality of care. While most facilities may practice the utmost diligence in caring for patients, some may fall short of what is expected. Nursing home neglect can take a variety of forms, each of which could have a devastating impact on the life of a patient.

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