Many families in Wisconsin know of the struggle of mental illness. Often, they must seek help to get the care that a loved one needs as a result of depression, for example. These families expect the facilities that are treating their loved ones will do everything they can to protect the patients in their care. Unfortunately, two out-of-state families claim that their loved ones ultimately died as a result of medical malpractice.
There is no doubt that doctors in Wisconsin are well-trained professionals with experience diagnosing a range of ailments. Despite their years of training, a patient may be more aware that something is wrong with his or her body than a person who is essentially a stranger. As a result, it may be extremely beneficial for doctors to pay close attention to a patient's complaints. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman who refused to leave the hospital after discharge died as she was being escorted from the hospital by police. Family members intend to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in response.
Parents in Wisconsin and across the country spend nine months anticipating the birth of their child. When most leave for the hospital, they expect that they will soon return home with their healthy child. Unfortunately, a child who lives out of state suffered serious injuries as a result of medical malpractice during delivery, likely leaving the child's mother facing a very different reality than she initially expected.
There are many people in Wisconsin who suffer from neck and shoulder pain. As a result, they seek treatments in order to receive some degree of relief. However, one out-of-state woman claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit that her treatment actually worsened her condition.
Not long ago, people in Wisconsin and across the world were engrossed with the Ebola virus -- an issue that came very close to home for Americans who watched on the news as several people within their borders began to suffer from the virus. Perhaps most strikingly is the story of the man who sought treatment for the virus at an emergency room, but was sent home with antibiotics as a result of a misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, this form of medical malpractice happens frequently, but some say that it often does not receive the attention that it deserves. A study set to publish soon in the U.S. Institute of Medicine could hopefully provide some insight into this prevalent issue.
For soon-to-be parents in Wisconsin, the days leading up to the birth of a child are likely filled with both excitement and anticipation for the new life, but also concern about the delivery and the health of mother and child. One out-of-state family had what was likely their worst fears realized when their baby suffered severe birth injuries. As a result, the family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital, claiming negligence caused severe injuries. A jury recently awarded the family $17 million.
Many people use certain drugs to help maintain their safety and create a higher quality of life. Drugs such as Coumadin, an anticoagulant used for those with certain heart issues connected to blood clots, has likely saved many lives. However, medical malpractice regarding the drug could potentially harm some patients in Wisconsin.
Families in Wisconsin may have to make difficult decisions regarding the care of their loved ones. In some situations, they must choose skilled care provided by nursing homes if they become unable to meet the needs of their sick or injured family members. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family believes that placing their loved one in a nursing home ultimately led to her death as a result of medical malpractice.
There are likely hundreds of people in Wisconsin who undergo surgery everyday. In all likelihood before any procedures are performed, the patient has a conversation with his or her doctor about what procedure is being performed as well as potential consequences of the surgery. In many cases, patients even sign consent forms acknowledging that they have received such information. However, one out-of-state man claims that his surgeon performed procedures to which he did not give consent. He is now suing the doctor, claiming medical malpractice.
There are many skilled professionals in Wisconsin who work in the medical field. They have received proper training and have adequate experience that allows them to respond appropriately to a variety of different scenarios. Unfortunately, even the most skilled professionals can make mistakes when overworked and fatigued. One out-of-state woman claims that such fatigue resulted in medical malpractice, causing her lifelong problems.