On April 19, 2009, a child was born in a West Coast hospital. Friday, the day after the child turned 3-years-old, a jury found in favor of the family in a medical malpractice lawsuit that had claimed that the doctor was negligent during the birth of the girl, leading to a birth injury that resulted in cerebral palsy.
Most people know that a person can expect to have pain after major invasive surgery. However, from time to time, a patient can awake from surgery and experience unexpected serious pain due to an error that occurred during a surgical procedure. A cancer patient underwent surgery in November 2010 and says that he experienced excruciating pain nearly immediately after awaking from the surgery, and within three days had developed a fever.
A Midwestern hospital recently settled a negligence lawsuit with a family who lost their young child after a data entry error started a string of medical errors that led to the young boy's death. The child had an uphill battle from the beginning, but his battle for life did not overcome a series of medical mistakes.
A woman is suing her doctor and the hospital after she caught fire during a cesarean section in March 2010. The woman was delivering her second child through the surgical procedure when a fire erupted causing her to suffer third-degree burns. The baby was healthy after delivery. A plastic surgeon reportedly compares the woman's burn injuries to those the doctor has seen on napalm victims.