Because most labors and deliveries go relatively smoothly and parents get to come home with their perfectly healthy children afterward, it may be easy to overlook the fact that the birth of a child has several risk factors associated with it, to both the mother and child. Fortunately, people in New York can put their faith into the decisions that their medical care providers make to ensure a smooth process. However, doctor errors could ultimately have a significant impact on the outcome.
Most people in New York are likely aware of the fact that medicine is not an exact science. Some patients, for example, may react to certain procedures in unexpected ways. Because of this, medical personnel must respond appropriately during all situations. Unfortunately, a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in another state argues that failure to act resulted in an infant's cerebral palsy.
Medical negligence is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the state of New York and across the country. Although the majority of doctors in the United States are well-trained and highly skilled professionals, doctor errors still happen. While great progress has been made in medical technology and safety regulations, when humans are involved mistakes will occur.
Those suffering from pain in New York are often desperate for relief. As a result, they seek medical care with the understanding that the care provided will be appropriate and will relieve their pain, not worsen their overall situation. Unfortunately, a man in another state claims that doctor errors concerning his wife caused her brain damage. Although originally awarded $22 million, his case was recently overturned on appeal.
The birth of a child is an exciting, but terrifying, time for expectant parents in New York and across the country. As such, they often rely on medical professionals to provide the advice on how best to proceed. Unfortunately, parents in another state claim that doctor errors caused a brain injury in their son that will have lifelong consequences.
Any surgery carries some degree of risk. However, a patient undergoing heart surgery in New York likely has a significant amount of concerns, often somewhat alleviated by the knowledge that an experienced doctor will be taking care of them. Unfortunately, a lawsuit filed in another state claims that doctor errors ultimately led to severe harm to a patient undergoing heart surgery.
For many people in New York and across the country, the knowledge that they have a tumor creates turmoil and stress. They rely on their doctors and other medical care providers to help them understand their treatment options. Most expect that doctors will pursue the most effective, but least invasive forms of treatment. However, a lawsuit filed in another state claims that doctor errors resulted in an unnecessary surgery that caused brain damage due to a stroke.
Many people in New York undergo routine dental procedures. Often, the fact that these procedures are considered "routine" puts patients' minds at ease. However, even relatively routine procedures come with risks, especially if medical care personnel are not properly trained and do not appropriately monitor a patient for signs of medical distress. For example, a recent lawsuit alleging doctor errors resulted in a $2 million award to the family of a teenager who died after a tooth extraction.
A person in New York who is sick enough to visit the emergency room places a great deal of faith in the medical care providers he or she will see while there. Often, these patients are in too much pain or experiencing too much anxiety to fully understand their medical situation. Unfortunately, the decisions that doctors must make often have life-altering implications. For example, a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman in a persistent vegetative state claims that doctor errors resulted in brain damage.
For most people in New York, having a baby is a time of excitement and anticipation. However, because there are potential complications that can be devastating for mothers, they need skilled medical care. Unfortunately, a recently settled lawsuit alleged that doctor errors caused a severe brain bleed for a teenager in another state.