Many Florida residents may know someone who has undergone treatment for a serious medical condition. These treatments are sometimes risky and could permanently injure the patient if something goes wrong. A teenage girl was recently awarded $135 million dollars in a medical malpractice case after a medical treatment resulted in long-term health problems.
Breaking a bone is not a terribly uncommon injury. Many Florida residents, as well as many others across the country, may recall at least one classmate walking around with a cast on his or her arm or leg while in school. However, sometimes, these breaks are not as clean or as simple as they first appear, and additional treatment is required. A patient is seeking compensation in a medical malpractice suit filed against his doctor whom he claims failed to provide him with the treatment he needed.
Many Florida residents fear that taking too much of one medication can cause problems that may be difficult or even impossible to recover from. Many medications can affect a patient negatively when combined with others. Because of this most doctors are very careful when prescribing medications. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors overlook details and prescribe too much of one medication or prescribe two medications that may interact poorly with one another. If the patient suffers serious injury as a result, grounds may exist for a medical malpractice claim.
The death of a family member is often a difficult thing for people to come to terms with. Some people, as some Florida residents may know, never fully recover from that loss, especially if they believe that their loved one's death could have been prevented. One woman has filed a complaint, claiming that medical malpractice and negligence ultimately caused the death of a male patient in January of last year.
Suffering from a serious medical condition can place a considerable burden on individuals' lives. Of course, with proper attention, most Florida residents are able to manage conditions or at least understand the issues they face. Unfortunately, when doctors do not properly diagnose a health problem, conditions can worsen, and some patients may have reason to file medical malpractice claims.
There are certain surgeries that many Florida patients automatically assume are riskier than others. Often, these surgeries involve the brain, spine or internal organs, and they do carry a certain amount of risk for the patient. However, procedures and precautions have been put in place in order to ensure a patient's well-being. Unfortunately, when mistakes are made, they may result in a patient's permanent injury or even death. One man filed a medical malpractice suit after his wife died of septic shock after undergoing surgery.
People who are planning to undergo surgery often worry about what complications might possibly arise, like infection or items being left inside the body after surgery. Often, these problems never arise, but there are times when the complications become so severe that they can cause problems that the patient would never have expected. A woman in Florida was recently awarded more than $100 million in a medical malpractice suit filed after surgical complications ultimately resulted in the loss of her hands and feet.
In an environment where co-workers work long hours together, it isn't unusual for them to become friendly towards one another, as many Florida residents may know. Some may even become comfortable enough to joke around with or pull pranks on one another. Most of the time these jokes and pranks are harmless fun, like moving objects or jump scares. However, there are times when these jokes can go a step too far. One woman has filed a medical malpractice and invasion of privacy lawsuit against the hospital where she once worked because of photos that were taken by a colleague during her surgery.
Recognizing symptoms is an important part of a doctor's job and many Florida residents, and others living across the nation rely on that knowledge in order to remain healthy and to make informed medical decisions. There are cases, however, where doctors miss what may later appear to be an obvious diagnosis. A missed diagnosis can sometimes have disastrous results for the patient and his or her family, and may often lead to the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.