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Baby's death leads to medical malpractice lawsuit

As most Virginia parents know, children can often provide challenging moments, and sometimes, these moments include dealing with injuries and illnesses. In most of these situations, a parent will take his or her child to a physician, with the assumption that that person will provide an accurate diagnosis and will do whatever is necessary to reduce or eliminate the pain or discomfort the child is feeling. Unfortunately, in some cases, a trusted professional will overlook crucial details during an examination, and occasionally, the results are tragic. In a recent example, a baby died when doctors failed to notice a foreign object in his throat, and his parents recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Mother awarded $101 million in medical malpractice suit

Most parents in Virginia and elsewhere can understand how it feels to wait for the birth of their baby and wonder if the process will be smooth and all will end well. Unfortunately, since a number of complications can arise, some people endure a difficult time, and some birth experiences end tragically. Such was the case for a mother in a different state who, recently, was awarded $101 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital at which her brain-damaged son was born.

Hospital accused of negligence in medical malpractice suit

Most Virginia residents who spend time in hospitals are aware that some of the patients have communicable diseases. Although medical professionals, typically, take every possible measure to prevent transmission of these diseases to other patients, occasionally, mistakes are made, sometimes resulting in tragedy. Such was the case when a woman in a different state died, allegedly after contracting Legionnaire's disease from another patient during a hospital stay. Her family has filed a medical malpractice suit, accusing the hospital of negligence and wrongful death.

Patients can benefit from preparing to receive anesthesia

The purpose of anesthesia is to help patients requiring medical treatment in Virginia to feel more at ease during their procedure, to experience less discomfort and to optimize the time their physician spends working on their body. However, as with any type of drug, anesthesia has some risk factors that can be harmful if not taken into account. Patients can better protect themselves when they are aware of these risks and have prepared adequately to receive anesthesia. 

Misstep during surgery on spine costs woman her mobility

When people realize that they are unwell and are in need of medical attention in Virginia, they put their trust into medical professionals to provide treatment and ultimately, a solution to their discomfort. While that outcome is largely the result, there are times when doctors make mistakes either due to carelessness, misinformation or even blatant ignorance, and these missteps could leave their patients in worse condition than when help was initially sought. 

Why is a correct diagnosis so important in mental health?

When you decide to visit your doctor in Virginia for recommendations for frustrations and concerns you are experiencing with your mental health, the last thing you want to hear is that you have a disability that is the source of your discomfort. Even more alarming is if you find out later on that the diagnosis you were given is in fact, incorrect and not anything close to the reason you were feeling unwell in the first place.

Why do wrong-site surgeries happen?

If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, it may help to know what types of errors may be grounds for action. Generally speaking, a risky procedure that did not yield the correct results is different from one that was botched. One of the most tragic types of injuries in Virginia has to do with surgeons performing a procedure on the wrong site.

Doctor accused of malpractice by hundreds of former patients

When people receive a life-altering diagnosis from their health care provider in Virginia, it can take a considerable time for them to come to terms with how this diagnosis will affect their future. What can be even more emotionally traumatic is if people receive a diagnosis that is incorrect and that creates difficulties in their life before they discover that they are not in fact, ill. 

Why is social interaction so important in a nursing home?

If you are considering transitioning your loved one into a nursing home facility in Virginia, one factor you will want to look at as you begin comparing your options is the social environment. Finding a place where your family member can continue to form and strengthen valuable relationships is imperative to his or her ability to continue to feel important and valued even with a significant change in residence. 

How do heuristics impact healthcare?

The medical profession is unique in its impact on people's lives. It is not completely unlike other professions in Vinton, however, in that doctors, surgeons and other providers often follow protocols when delivering treatment. Your job likely has certain rules that you follow in specific situations. The best practices are often set through experience or industry trends. These are commonly referred to as heuristics, and are employed in the medical profession as well. Yet as a patient, you certainly hope that your doctor is considering the unique circumstances of your case and not simply being guided by what current trends and tendencies tell them they should do.

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