When patients in Wisconsin seek emergency care from a physician at a medical facility, they expect that he or she will have training from a medical school and not YouTube.com. Unfortunately, for one patient in another state, the physician that attempted to treat him sought knowledge from the popular website to learn how to perform a life-saving medical procedure. A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against the medical facility on behalf of the patient's estate.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a procedure that has routinely occurred for decades. Despite its common occurrence, it is a medical procedure that requires monitoring for the safety of a patient. If a Wisconsin oral surgeon neglects to follow standard safety procedures, he or she may endanger a patient's life. Recently, in a nearby state, a family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an oral surgeon, claiming his negligent actions may have led to their daughter's death.
The management and care at VA hospitals have increasingly been the center of many news stories and medical malpractice cases in the last several years. Despite scrutiny and regulations to ensure standard of care, hospital negligence still occurs at VA hospitals. A Wisconsin VA hospital has recently become the center of a negligence claim and possible medical malpractice by one of its employed dentists.
The vast majority of people in Wisconsin likely experiences some sort of medical ailment relatively frequently. While a physical pain, such as a headache, is typically relatively harmless, it can often be the sign of a more serious condition. Regardless of the seemingly innocuous nature of a condition, physicians and other medical care professionals are trained to recognize when a complaint could be evidence of something more serious. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose the condition could have serious consequences and could even be medical malpractice.
Most people in Wisconsin have undergone some sort of surgical procedure that is considered routine. While such a procedure is not completely without risk, harm and complications are relatively rare. However, if a medical care provider is negligent, a patient can suffer. For example, a woman in another state claims that part of a surgical tool was left inside her after a procedure, an action that could potentially be a case of medical malpractice.
Many people in Wisconsin suffer from debilitating pain. As a result, they seek relief from medical care professionals to either alleviate or help manage the pain. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit that the treatment she received for back pain only complicated her medical situation.
Many people in Wisconsin complain to their physicians about pain. The response to such complaints vary, but one out-of-state man's complaints ultimately led to the amputation of his leg. A jury has recently awarded the man and his wife over $2 million in damages as a result of his injury after finding that it was caused by medical malpractice.
People require medical treatment for a variety of different reasons. Despite this, most patients likely hope for the same outcome -- that the treatment they receive will allow them to lead a happy, healthier life. Unfortunately, many in Wisconsin who are victims of medical malpractice have found that mistakes made by medical professionals can often have devastating consequences. Such appears to be the case for an out-of-state woman who recently won a lawsuit accusing a hospital and doctor of negligence.
Thanks to advances in medical technology, patients can now be treated for issues that would have gone unresolved several decades ago. Despite these advances, patients in Wisconsin and across the country can still become victims of medical malpractice. For example, one woman in another state claims that she suffered a stroke as a result of her doctors' failure to meet the appropriate standard of care.
Expectant parents are typically filled with excitement and anticipation over the impending birth of their child. Unfortunately, many people forget that having a child can be medically complex, placing both the life of the mother and the child at risk. Many in Wisconsin require skilled care by a physician who is sensitive to the needs of the child and the mother and is prepared to take appropriate action during times of distress. One out-of-state family claims that their medical malpractice resulted in significant injury to their child.