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The husband of a wife who has suffered brain damage is suing the hospital for medical negligence. The husband is the chair of the Irish Recorded Music Association and a prominent member of the community noted the report.

The husband of the patient is suing the Health Service Executive in relation to the treatment that his wife received. The Staten Island doctor and consultant are also involved in the lawsuit. The patient experienced a loss of memory and depression due to bran damage caused by the operation.

The husband claims that his wife’s entire personality has been changed. She was very confident and outgoing when they first met. Now though, she is very different. She is more vulnerable and delicate. She is also left unable to work because of the injuries sustained which resulted in permanent brain damage.

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Health is the most precious thing that we all own, that’s why there are increasing numbers of doctors all over the world. In Islamabad there are over 600,000 active unqualified doctors practicing medicine explains a well-known doctor. An estimated 70,000 of these doctors are thought to be at risk of spreading diseases and infections due to poor hygiene and practices. These doctors lack the basic medical training which would ensure that patients are kept safe from infectious diseases.

Medical malpractice is a common problem which can happen anywhere. The doctor remarks that malpractice claims are increasing every year in America with many more patients filing suits. Although most of the doctors in America are qualified, there is still a risk that they will neglect their patients.

Many patients in the US suffer permanent injuries and scarring for the rest of their lives, and others die as a result of incorrect medical treatment. While there are risks associated with every medical procedure, it’s important that negligence itself does not increase the risks.

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A source has learned of a very troubling case of what was supposed to have been a day that was filled with a family’s hopes and dreams that suddenly turned into a parent’s worst nightmare. Although their son had been born prematurely, he had reportedly been making good progress. The boy’s parents were especially hopeful to be able to take their son home in a few days. Their outlook was especially bright since the couple had endured two failed pregnancies due to early term miscarriages.

Unfortunately, the worst did happen when a hospital pharmacy technician incorrectly placed the wrong label onto an intravenous (IV) bag that was destined for the couple’s treasure. The baby’s doctor had ordered an IV solution for the infant. The IV bag was labeled correctly, but at some point between the pharmacy and the nurse who was to administer the IV another label was placed over the first label. The nurse had no way of knowing the IV solution that she was about to administer to the baby had a dosage of more than 60 times the amount of sodium that the physician had ordered. Too much sodium can lead to many problems, including heart palpitations and anxiety. The baby did not survive to go home with his parents.

Soon after it was discovered, a hospital spokeswoman admitted that an error had been made.

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A reporter has learned that a Hilltown, PA, doctor is not only facing a medical malpractice lawsuit, he has also been charged with trading pills for sexual favors. The 68-year old physician stands accused of more than a dozen drug related charges for his alleged involvement in prescribing medication to several women for sex.

The sister of a 31-year old woman stated that her sister had received several prescriptions from the accused doctor, including for at least six different drugs the day before she died. The source also learned that with each prescription the woman received from the doctor, she at least had to show her breasts to him. Some of the drugs the doctor prescribed to the 31-year old woman were in her blood stream the day she died include Oxycodone, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Sertraline and Carisoprodol. All reportedly prescribed by the doctor to the woman the day before she overdosed.

The medical malpractice lawsuit that has been filed against the doctor is for his alleged role in the suicide death of a local police detective; the reporter was told. Reports include the detective had recent surgery on his shoulder and had been off from work for about three months. The accused doctor was the detective’s private doctor so he consulted with him regarding his experiencing some anxiety over returning to work. His doctor prescribed Xanax at a dosage of 1mg. Within one month, the dosage was increased to 8 mg. Most reports stipulate that 8 mg is a large dosage of the drug that has been known for suicidal thoughts to be one of its side effects. Before the end of the month, the detective was dead following a self-inflicted gunshot.

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An experienced midwife has recently been charged for the manslaughter of an infant who was under her care. All the charges were ultimately dropped except for injuries and cruelty and carrying out medical procedures without a license to children.

The midwife received a sentence of four years, but most of it was suspended. The witness explained that this actually meant that she would probably be in jail for five days. She received a fine of $5,000 and is not permitted to practice midwifery or applying for a license for the next four years.

The doctor remarked that it was a victory that she saw the error of her ways. This is actually fairly unusual in these types of cases, with the guilty person still protesting their innocence.

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A Florida family recently received a settlement or $19.2 million, in a suit that could be the first of its kind in the area. However, the payment for medical malpractice of the settlement may become dicey.

In 2007, only 15 days after her birth at HealthPark Medical Center, the family’s baby daughter was given a dose of “nutrients”. However, the dosage was wrong, and it was filled as 100 times the dose, stated a doctor. The mistake led to severe complications, including cardiac arrest.

A study explained that after the mistake that almost cost their daughter her life, the family sued the Lee Memorial Health System. The baby girl, now three and a half years old, still suffers severe effects from the accident. She is blind and has cerebral palsy. Her injuries will cause her to need constant care for the rest of her life. She will always be wheelchair bound. She will need to be fed and cared for the rest of her life.

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The woman in this medical malpractice case got a rough deal from the get-go, indicated a source. She was only 35-years old and a mother of four children, when she experienced unexplained headaches and other strange symptoms. In July of 2006, she went to the nearest hospital for medical attention.

Testing indicated that she had a non-bleeding aneurysm and a hospital neurosurgeon put coils into it. Unfortunately, the surgical team didn’t notice they had also perforated one of the arteries in her brain. From there on out, things went from bad to worse, explained the observer. For instance, the woman, who had been put on Heparin, a blood thinning medication, started to show signs that she was having a stroke. A nurse noticed the symptoms, but still gave the woman her Heparin.

Unfortunately, the doctors didn’t find out about the problem until it was too late to do anything and the woman’s brain was filled with blood and she had sustained significant brain damage. The complications of this fiasco left her paralyzed on one side and trying to cope with poor vision and a whole host of other medical problems. Her life had been totally changed and would never be the same again, added the investigator.

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A three year old child who died at a clinic in Kolsewadi, Kalyan is the subject of a medical malpractice suit. The parents of the child claim that the child died because he did not receive the necessary treatment. They have recently filed a report at the local police station.

The family was in the city at an engagement party. After some time the child starting vomiting violently. This was enough to concern the parents and take him straight to the emergency room of the nearest doctor. The doctor did treat the child. However, by morning the child had died. This was obviously a very upsetting time for the parents.

The parents have alleged that the reason for this boy’s death is because the hospital failed to correctly diagnose the cause of the symptoms. This meant that they prescribed the wrong medicine which did nothing and ultimately lead to his death. The parents are adamant that the child’s death was preventable, and is something that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen.

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The patient in this med mal case was admitted to a medical center in the US, where she was treated by one of the doctors on staff. While the records are not clear on precisely why the woman was admitted or what treatment the doctor administered, it was evidently something that the patient felt amounted to medical malpractice, or she would not have chosen to sue the doctor.

As a part of the statement filed in court, the papers indicate that the doctor violated the accepted standard of care for the treatment he provided and that the plaintiff suffered harm because of that violation. In many medical malpractice cases, the presence of another doctor, an “expert,” is required to provide testimony that what the doctor being sued did was not up to the accepted standards of the area the physician practiced in. For this reason, medical malpractice cases are often long and involved and deal with complex medical information, outlined the reporter.

Interestingly enough, even though the latest lawsuit against this particular doctor does not specify what he did, this is not the first time that he has been named in a lawsuit. An earlier lawsuit in which the jury found for the doctor, said he did nothing wrong when he did not order restraints to be put on an elderly woman. In that case, the woman was overmedicated after surgery and fell out of her bed.

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The last place one would expect to have narcotics for pain over prescribed would be in a pain clinic. Unfortunately, that is what happened in this egregious medical malpractice case. It was such a bad situation, that when the medical records of the clinic were subsequently checked prior to trial, it was discovered that other patients had experienced problems with this same clinic; problems that included addiction to medications and overdosing.

Four patients of the clinic that managed to survive their deadly drug regime chose to file a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic for over prescribing narcotics to clinic patents and causing addiction, withdrawal and two deaths.

The facts of the claim indicated the nurse practitioners went way overboard in prescribing narcotics and completely ignored the warning signs that two patients were demonstrating; two patients who ultimately died. The other two patients who sought compensation suffered severe addiction and devastating withdrawal symptoms. Evidently, there were also another six overdose deaths in 2007 and 2008.

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