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Nursing home negligence leads to untimely death?

As one ages, the possibility of needing assistance for a specified or an extended time period becomes more likely. Illness, injury or simply age can take its toll and make it necessary for a Massachusetts resident to require nursing home care. With such care, one expects to be treated with respect and concern for one's well-being. Unfortunately, in some cases, nursing home negligence is what actually occurs.

Lawsuit claims medical malpractice caused woman's death

When one first begins to experience aches and pains, he or she generally assumes that the symptoms will soon resolve themselves. Then, as time goes by and fever and lightheadedness join the assault, one begins to realize that there may be a serious problem for which medical attention should be sought. When this happens, whether in Massachusetts or elsewhere, a visit to the doctor or an emergency room is usually the next step in the search for treatment. Here it is assumed that treatment rather than medical malpractice will be received.

Hospital malpractice in the form of medication errors

Heart patients are often concerned about the outcome of their hospital stay. Many times, there is little time to prepare for a needed procedure, and the patient must trust that the Massachusetts hospital staff will do whatever is necessary to correct any problems that are discovered. Unfortunately, a recent research report indicates that in addition to their medical condition, heart patients need to also be concerned about the possibility of hospital malpractice in the form of medication errors.

Elective surgery becomes a case of medical malpractice

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is often a very personal one. For some reason, the individual is not satisfied with how a particular part of his or her body looks and decides that elective cosmetic surgery is the answer. The Massachusetts residents will generally research the doctor and the procedure to determine the best choice for both. As the day for the procedure approaches, the individual is usually excited and a little apprehensive; however, the idea that the procedure will turn into a case of medical malpractice is generally not considered.

Resident hit by van a case of nursing home negligence

As individuals age, they often lose the ability to fully take care of themselves. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for a family member to step in and care for their aging loved one. When this happens, many times, Massachusetts families will turn to a nursing home for help. In doing so, the family is trusting the nursing home staff to make sure that their loved one is properly cared for and that there will be no problems with nursing home negligence.

Penny causes a case of medical malpractice?

The majority of Massachusetts mothers become concerned when their child becomes ill. If the child does not quickly begin to show signs of improvement, a doctor's appointment is usually made in an effort to determine the cause of the problem and resolve it as quickly as possible. While visiting the doctor's office, the mother assumes that the doctor will accurately diagnose the problem. However, one mother is now claiming that instead of an accurate diagnoses, she and her son were left with a possible medical malpractice claim.

Jury awards $11.5 million in medical malpractice

Preparing for a new baby can be a daunting task for any new Massachusetts parent. In addition to personalizing the nursery and making sure that everything is ready for the new arrival, there are decisions to be made regarding how to take care of the baby. Should the baby sleep in the crib or a bassinet to begin with; or should the baby be given a specific type of formula? One of the most important decisions new parents make is who will deliver the baby and where this will occur. These are the professionals that the parents are trusting to take care of baby and mother without any hint of medical malpractice.

Medication error a case of medical malpractice?

All of a sudden, one has trouble breathing. If the normal inhaler treatment doesn't seem to work, the next step is probably a visit to the emergency room of a local Massachusetts hospital. Here, the individual expects to receive treatment to aid in the breathing process. When this doesn't happen, it could be a case of medical malpractice.

Same name mix up leads to surgical error

Many people find it amusing when they encounter someone with the same or similar name as their own. The individuals will often discuss this novelty and then move on with their day giving little thought to the possible ramifications of two individuals in the same place with the same name. For the most part, there is little need to dwell on the unusual discovery. However, as two Massachusetts individuals recently discovered, this situation could lead to the possibility of a surgical error.  

Nursing home negligence can happen in Massachusetts

With the advances in medical care over the past few decades, it appears that many Massachusetts residents are living longer lives. With this increase in the aging population comes the need to provide appropriate care for the elderly. While some families prefer to care for their loved ones at home, many others are not able to do so and must rely upon nursing homes to provide the necessary care. In entrusting their loved ones to the care of a nursing home, the family needs to have peace of mind in knowing that their loved will not suffer nursing home negligence.

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