Because doctors have a better understanding of how the human body works and how certain drugs interact, some people are living longer, healthier lives. Coumadin, an anticoagulant prescribed to many patients with certain blood clot risks, is one of the discoveries that have helped. However, medical care providers in Massachusetts who fail to properly monitor a patient taking the drug or administer the drug when necessary could cause serious harm. Many people, mainly elderly in a nursing home, have suffered from such medical malpractice.
Everyone makes mistakes. While some mistakes may result in a longer route to work or a missed appointment, mistakes related to medical malpractice can cost a person in Massachusetts his or her life. For example, the family members of a deceased man who resided in a neighboring state claim that medical negligence on the part of several different people and companies connected to the treatment of their loved one resulted in his death.
When a person in Massachusetts is suffering from a medical emergency, he or she has faith that medical care providers will work to ensure that the issue is accurately diagnosed and treated. While this tends to be the case most of the time, medical malpractice can lead to a missed diagnosis and have deadly consequences. One out-of-state family claims that such negligence ultimately resulted in the death of a young mother.
Most medical care workers in Massachusetts are well-trained professionals dedicated to their patients. As a result, patients and their families trust these workers to adequately diagnose and treat their medical issues. Failure to diagnose an issue, such as heart problems, can lead to a patient's death or serious injury, potentially resulting in a medical malpractice suit. One out-of-state woman claims that medical negligence led to her husband's death.
Medical care professionals in Massachusetts often have difficult jobs. Many are expected to work unreasonable jobs, dealing with unreasonable patients. However, making correct decisions and adequately communicating with a patient's medical care team can often prevent a serious mistake. A recent study looked at several types of medical malpractice.
Adult children are often put in the stressful situation of having to make medical decisions for their ailing parents. In many cases, people in Massachusetts trust that a nursing home facility will provide proper care. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman believes that nursing home negligence actually caused her mother's condition to worsen.
There are a variety of different reasons a person in Massachusetts might undergo surgery. Regardless of the reason, it is the doctor's responsibility to notify a patient of any known risks of a procedure. Additionally, it is his or her responsibility to adequately diagnose and treat a complication. One out-of-state woman claims that although the condition she suffered was a known risk of the procedure she underwent, her doctor's failure to diagnose her condition ultimately caused her more harm.
Parents in Massachusetts who are watching their children suffer as a result of an illness often feel helpless and powerless. As a result, they put their faith and trust in the abilities of medical care providers. Unfortunately, sometimes such providers fail to adequately care for a sick patient. The parents of a deceased two-year-old in another state claim that her doctor's failure to diagnose her illness ultimately led to her death.
For many people in Massachusetts, there is no greater stress than having to leave the care of a loved one in the hands of a stranger. Their only hope is that those tasked with providing care are well-trained professionals who will ensure that their loved one is well cared for. Unfortunately, some out-of-state officials claim that the actions of some nurses regarding a mentally and physically disabled woman resulted in the loss of the patient's hand. While criminal charges have been filed, a medical malpractice suit may also be appropriate.
Checking someone's blood pressure is typically a common occurrence in a Massachusetts doctor's office. While many people know little about the numbers a nurse might read off, the results of such a check can mean the difference between life and death for some. One out-of-state man recently argued that his doctor's choice to send him home after a significantly high blood pressure reading was medical malpractice. The jury in the case agreed.