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Alleged botched surgery leads to medical malpractice claim

There are always risks involved with any surgery no matter how routine the procedure may be. The smallest errors can cause major complications. Physicians and surgeons in Maine and across the country often work exhausting schedules, sometimes with no breaks. The resulting fatigue can contribute to mistakes. A woman in another state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after she was allegedly injured during a surgical procedure.

Parents awarded $74 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

The birth of a child is one of the most wonderful events in the lives of Maine parents. Birth is also a delicate process that should be treated with attention and meticulous care. Doctors and nurses should be fully engaged and ready to act should any complications arise during this process. Since childbirth is a fragile time of great vulnerability, any missteps or mistakes by medical professionals can result in catastrophic and lifelong consequences for both the infant and mother. Unfortunately, medical malpractice causes thousands of birth injuries every year across the country.

Man suffers back injuries due to alleged medical negligence

There is always risk involved with any surgical procedure. Although modern technology and improved methods have made procedures safer, thousands of patients are still injured every year during surgeries. Most of these injuries can be attributed to medical negligence. Every day, patients in Maine and around the country place their trust in the hands of skilled surgeons. No amount of skill, however, can totally prevent mistakes from happening.

Alleged medical negligence results in loss of unborn child

Understandably, parents in Maine and across the country want the best care available for their children. Before a child is born, delicate care that is administered to expectant mothers helps to ensure that children are born healthy. However, when pre-natal care is neglected, the lives of both mothers and unborn children can be at risk. Recently, a woman in another state was awarded almost $1.4 million from a lawsuit that was filed after alleged medical negligence resulted in the death of her unborn child.

Alleged medical negligence leads to hepatitis C infection

Patients in Maine have access to some of the best medical care available in the country. Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals must undergo extensive academic and on-the-job training in order to legally care for and treat patients. Not surprisingly, a common trait among these health care professionals is an acute attention to detail, as every procedure must be performed in a thorough and careful manner. However, when details or safety measures are neglected, patients can suffer permanent injuries and even death. Medical negligence is a very real problem across the country.

Man awarded over $18 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

Any error made during a medical procedure, no matter how minute, can have severe consequences for the patient. One mistake or even a missed step on a procedure checklist can potentially cause permanent injury and may even cost the patient his or her life. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death and injury in Maine and across the United States. A man in another state was recently awarded over $18 million dollars in a lawsuit he filed after alleged negligence caused permanent damage.

Mother awarded $4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

The top priority of all health care providers should be the health and safety of patients. Although technology and safety regulations in Maine and across the country have made medical procedures safer than ever before, sometimes it can seem that patient safety is not the main priority for some physicians. Recently, a mother in another state was awarded $4 million from a medical malpractice lawsuit she filed after her daughter's death.

Man awarded almost $8 million in medical malpractice suit

Although not widely publicized, negligence in health care is one of the leading causes of death and injury in Maine and across the United States. It is true that technological advancements and stringent regulations have brought improvements to patient safety in recent years. However, when humans are involved there will always be a risk for mistakes. Recently, a man in another state was awarded almost $8 million from a lawsuit he filed against a medical facility after alleged medical malpractice left him permanently injured.

Researchers find surgical errors at centers are underreported

Federal laws permit physicians to steer patients toward private surgical centers for relatively minor procedures. This law enables a surgeon to possibly double his or her profits since he or she typically has ownership in the center. Unfortunately, there is no federal law that requires these centers to report surgical errors that may have lead to a patient's death. Maine residents who are facing a medical procedure in the future may wish to look into their options before undergoing surgery at these types of clinics.

New tool may help elminate misdiagnosis that can lead to death

One of the greatest concerns that Maine residents may have is the fear that their physician is not paying close attention to their symptoms. Indeed, an estimated 12 million patients suffer from some type of misdiagnosis every year that can have serious consequences. Recently, one physician developed a new tool that may drastically reduce the risk of a diagnostic error.

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