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Medical Malpractice Experts are Expensive June 9, 2017 – https://youtu.be/QHGKNVhcplA Medical malpractice cases are unique because the law requires expert testimony from a doctor in order to pursue a case against a doctor or a hospital. These cases frequently require several medical malpractice experts. The fees for experts can range anywhere from $500.00 to $1,000.00 an hour. It is not uncommon for the total expenses in a malpractice case to exceed $100,000.00. Fortunately, at . continue reading.
Doctor Errors, Bad Outcomes, and Medical Malpractice June 2, 2017 – A bad outcome to a medical procedure is the last thing anyone plans on when going to the doctor. After all, you go to the doctor to be healed. It is possible, however, that despite a doctor’s best efforts you won’t get better. If a doctor does the best job he or she can do and follows the standard of care (the rules for doctors), . continue reading.
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The Importance of Informed Consent – Informed consent is critical to patient safety. To make the best decision regarding your own health, you should be provided with all available information about your situation. Asking questions is important. However, in the middle of a health crisis, it can be hard to remember. Focusing on asking the right questions shouldn’t be your first concern getting well should. Doctors are more than adequately trained to . continue reading.
Study reveals medical malpractice tort reform is ineffective – Capping the amount of damages a patient can recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit does not lower healthcare costs or improve patient safety, according to a recent study. New research out of the University of Illinois shows that limiting the ability of juries to decide medical malpractice cases does not lower healthcare costs. The cost of healthcare has been one of the most dominant areas . continue reading.
Sometimes women have uncontrolled bleeding immediately after delivering a child. If left untreated, the woman can die. It is, therefore, a condition that the physicians must watch for and treat immediately. In this case, a young woman had uncontrolled bleeding after delivering her first child. Although she was in the hospital, her signs of distress went unnoticed. She bled for some time and, as a result, she suffered severe brain damage.
Pap smears and mammograms are two routine and regular tests ordered to identify cancer in its early stages-when it is curable. When a doctor or hospital misreads pap smears or mammograms, the result can be catastrophic. In this case, a young mother of four children had a routine pap smear that was misread. She subsequently died after suffering a long, painful course with cervical cancer.
One of the known risks of abdominal surgery is infection, and like all infections, the earlier the treatment the better the outcome. A man presented to the emergency room a week and a half after a colostomy closure surgery. When the man presented to the emergency room, he had obvious signs of infection and an abdominal problem that would require surgery. There was an initial delay in calling for a surgeon. Then, a sequence of surgeons had to be called before any surgeon agreed to come to the hospital to operate on the man. As a result, there was a delay of over eight hours in starting the emergency operation which was needed to treat the infection and its cause. Due to the delay, the infection spread and the patient did not survive.
After a woman goes into labor, doctors will monitor the baby’s heart rate. This is called fetal heart rate monitoring. If the baby gets in trouble during labor-has trouble getting oxygen-the baby’s heart rate will change. Doctors and nurses are trained to watch for these changes. If these changes are serious and persistent, they are required to get the baby out, usually by caesarean section as quickly as possible. In this case, the baby began to show signs of distress-she was being deprived of oxygen-but these signs were missed, delaying the baby’s delivery. As a result, the baby was deprived of oxygen and suffered severe brain injury. Brain injuries like this are called, cerebral palsy.