From time-to-time, this blog discusses surgical errors and how they can be extremely damaging to victims. While doctors and nurses are often responsible for leaving foreign objects inside of patients, operating on a wrong body part, or performing the wrong operations, they are also sometimes responsible for providing a patient with an unnecessary or unwanted operation. The results from these procedures can be just as harmful, so you should be aware of how the law operates in this context.
A medical professional can misdiagnose or fail to diagnose any medical condition if he or she is not diligent. Amongst these is sepsis. This medical condition arises when your immune system reacts, overwhelmingly, to infection. Chemicals released in response to the infection can cause inflammation throughout your body, which can trigger blood clots. Blood flow can be significantly diminished, resulting in oxygen deprivation and damage to organs. This can lead to organ failure and death.
This blog devotes a lot of its time to discussing issues that affect the elderly. While these issues are certainly important, risks posed to babies, another vulnerable group, are just as serious. Floridian parents expecting the birth of their child are often excited. They may have big plans for the new addition to their family, and they put a lot of trust in their doctors to ensure their child is born safely. Though many medical professionals competently handle births, sometimes, a hospital mistake can cause irreparable harm.
A couple weeks ago we touched on the issue of resident-on-resident harm in the nursing home context. When one resident attacks another, the result can be serious injuries. Attentive staff, though, should be able to prevent these occurrences from happening. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing home resident, or have suffered any other type of harm while staying in a nursing home, then you might want to think about your legal rights and whether or not taking legal action is right for you.
This blog dedicates a significant portion of its time discussing medical mistakes that can cause devastating injuries to the elderly. While these issues are certainly worth discussing at length and addressing legally, should the need arise, it is also important to note that the youngest amongst us are just as vulnerable to injuries caused by medical malpractice. One medical condition known as cerebral palsy can be caused by hospital negligence and can leave a newborn child with severe impairment.