Massachusetts' residents who elect to have a surgical operation hope that certain steps are properly followed. They want incisions made in the right order, the right body part operated on, and the operation itself to be successful in remedying their problem. However, there are other, seemingly minor, steps that must be taken during a surgical procedure, and failing to do so properly can result in significant harm to a patient.
Those who are scared to go under the knife certainly are not alone. Many Massachusetts residents may fear that a doctor's scalpel will slip, the wrong limb will be operated on, or the surgery will be unsuccessful. Sadly, these fears are well-founded. Medical malpractice is an unfortunate, common occurrence throughout the state and the country. Those who are injured by a medical professional's negligence should consider taking immediate legal action.
Surgical operations are an important of the healthcare system. If done properly, they can completely remedy certain medical conditions and lessen the severity of symptoms of other conditions. However, with this potential for reward comes potential risk. A doctor's mistake may lead to serious injuries, permanent disability or death. When this happens, victims should fight to hold those negligent medical professionals accountable.
Going to the emergency room can be scary. Yet, the experience and training of emergency room personnel should leave patients feeling confident that they are in good hands. Sadly, medical professionals often breach that trust. Bad decisions by doctors and nurses can cause catastrophic harm to unsuspecting patients, sometimes resulting in death.
The time when a mother welcomes her new baby into the world is supposed to be filled with excitement and happiness. Unfortunately, though, doctors sometimes make mistakes that can turn those moments into horrifying nightmares. A doctor or hospital error can leave a child permanently disabled or dead, and a mother may face a similar fate. With lives on the line, it is important for medical malpractice victims to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions in order to protect future patients.
Medical malpractice changes lives. One woman, who was once able to run her own business and exercise daily, now struggles handling everyday tasks and has lost her company all due to medical malpractice. The mishap occurred after the woman underwent an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, when her wound developed painful burning, clots and drainage. Though her surgeon cleaned the area and prescribed medication, he failed to refer the woman to the appropriate specialist, even though she had asked him to on numerous occasions.
It is a story no one wants to hear. A doctor with a history of botched surgeries and alleged drug use being allowed to continue his practice. That was the scenario that has led to a pile of lawsuits against one back surgeon who is alleged to have left many of his patients permanently disabled or dead.
Parents should be excited when they welcome a new child into the world. But in order for that happiness to come into fruition, doctors must safely deliver the baby. Failing to follow proper procedures and failing to properly monitor an expecting mother's condition can be disastrous for both the unborn child and the mother. Children born in these situations may suffer serious injuries including permanent disability, and mothers may also be irreparably harmed.
It is tempting and even logical to think that hospitals provide adequate, effective and safe care to their patients. While it is true that many go to the hospital and come out in better shape, the fact remains that others find themselves the victim of medical malpractice. These institutions, often thought of as saving lives, actually pose the eight leading cause of death: hospital mistakes and hospital acquired infections. A study conducted by the independent hospital watchdog group Leapfrog, found one in four patients suffer some form of hospital-initiated harm.
Receiving proper and adequate medical treatment is dependent upon many factors. Doctors must conduct thorough examinations, consult a patient's personal and familial medical history, and accurately diagnose a patient's condition. When a doctor fails in any of these areas, serious injuries or death may result. Massachusetts residents who are harmed by a doctor error should act on their legal rights.