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December 2012 Archives

Wrong medication dosage leads to woman's death

Most of the time, patients take the medication their doctor prescribes without much thought. These patients assume their doctor has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose a medical condition and choose the appropriate medicine to treat that condition. The expectation is well founded as doctors spend years training and preparing for doing exactly that. Yet, sometimes medical professionals fail to live up to that simple goal and medication errors occur. A recent lawsuit judgment against a hospital highlights the dangers of such mistakes.

Nursing home sued after maggots found in woman's ear

Nursing homes are typically thought of as safe places where families can place their loved ones to receive the quality care they need and deserve. While this is the ideal goal, the sad truth is many nursing homes fail to live up to this standard. Miami residents should realize that nursing home neglect can happen in any institution, and the results can cause serious injuries or death.

Surgical error leaves Florida man in vegetative state

Miami residents who must undergo operations are likely to feel uneasy at the thought of something going wrong. Most of the time, these fears turn out to be just that, with no harm materializing. In other instances, medical personnel make mistakes, are inattentive, or even negligent. When medical malpractice occurs, patients can be irreparably harmed or killed. Recent disciplinary action taken against a Florida doctor shows the dangers medical malpractice can pose, even for seemingly minor operations.

Jury finds infected bedsores led to man's death in Florida nursing home

Nursing homes are supposed to be a safe place for the elderly and those who need special care. Families bring their loved ones to these institutions with the expectation that their family members will be in good hands. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect often betrays the trust families have placed in these institutions. A recent jury verdict out of Palm Beach County shows how tragic nursing home neglect can be and how a civil lawsuit can help those who have been harmed.

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