Victims of negligent medical treatment resulting in death or injury, including but not limited to, surgical injuries, emergency room injuries, injuries due to a failure to diagnose and treat a patient appropriately, over dose or wrong medication, negligent supervision of management, and unauthorized release of confidential information. Are the healthcare professionals listening to us? Are they taking the time with us? Are they communicating with us and other professionals? Do they run the right tests? Are they keeping accurate records? Do they care? Are they understaffed or under stocked? Do they honor our right to know?
EXAMPLES of Medical Malpractices
- Birth Injury – Failure to timely deliver baby after fetal heart monitor indicated fetal distress with deprivation of oxygen leading to diagnosis of cerebral palsy after birth.
- Birth Injury – Careless, reckless vacuum assist delivery technique utilized with cephalo-pelvic disproportion (pelvic opening insufficient for baby’s head to pass through) leading to baby’s entrapment in the birth canal, oxygen deprivation, and diagnosis of cerebral palsy after birth.
- Birth Injury – Careless, reckless abandonment of mother during labor and delivery with baby stuck in birth canal after vacuum assist failed to deliver baby resulting in severe oxygen deprivation, brain injury, and death.
- Anesthesiology Malpractice – Careless, reckless hyperextension of the neck by physician after improper cervical steroid injection causing crush of the spinal cord and leading to quadriplegia (paralysis from the neck down) loss of use of the arms and legs as well as the diaphragm leading to inability to breath and ultimately causing death.
- Anesthesiology Malpractice – Careless, reckless insertion of needle into bowel for diagnostic procedure of the spine resulting in bacterial infection destroying discs in the spine and causing permanent injuries and disfigurement.
- Surgical Malpractice – careless, reckless removal of skin tissue during surgery resulting in permanent scaring and disfigurement.
- Course of Treatment Malpractice – Careless, reckless failure of emergency room medical staff to recognize obvious signs and symptoms of imminent heart attack for overweight man complaining of unrelenting pain in his chest and arm, sweating, feeling of impending doom who was discharged and later died of heart attack at work.
- Course of Treatment Malpractice – Careless, reckless failure of physician to advise patient of alternative treatment to leg amputation resulting in partial amputation of foot and patient seeking out alternative treatments on his own.
- Course of Treatment Malpractice – Careless, reckless failure by medical residents and physicians to recognize and diagnose severe bacterial infection in the emergency department of prominent hospital and after hospitalization of patient leading to overwhelming bacterial infection, toxic shock, conscious suffering and death.
- Opioid Over Prescription – Careless, reckless prescribing of narcotic pain killers to patient and failing to recognize signs and symptoms of addiction.
- Medication Malpractice – Careless, reckless use of clot busting medication to treat mild heart attack in contradiction of American College of Cardiology Guidelines resulting in severe brain hemorrhage, conscious suffering, and death of 52 year old women.
- Medication Malpractice – Careless, reckless management of injection of medication including morphine and an anesthetic by nurse and physician for patient with multiple sclerosis resulting in slow rising paralysis, loss of ability to speak, sedation, conscious suffering, and patient’s death.
- Medication Malpractice – Careless, reckless delivery and dosage of wrong narcotic pain medication by nurse after rotator cuff surgery resulting in patient’s respiratory arrest, brain injury, and death three months later, several emergency room visits, and second surgery.