Welcoming a new life into the world is supposed to be a joyous occasion for parents, but for some it can be tragic. Maternal death in Maryland and across the rest of the United States is startlingly high, and the problem does not seem to be getting any better. Even more upsetting is that many of these deaths could be linked to instances of medical malpractice.
Maryland residents go to the emergency department of their hospitals for a variety of reasons. Certainly, people go to the ER in the event of an accident or trauma. They also go if their regular physicians are not available and they are experiencing symptoms that have to be evaluated in a timely manner. Unfortunately, not every patient who visits an ER is satisfactorily treated. A medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed in another state after a man claimed that a hospital and its staff were negligent in their treatment of him.
Many strides have been made in the treatment of cancer patients in Maryland and elsewhere across the country. Patients typically follow a treatment plan established by their physicians to combat the disease. Unfortunately, one man died after he was forced to stop his treatment because of complications that arose following a surgical procedure. The man's family recently learned that they would receive nearly $1 million from a medical malpractice lawsuit in another state.
Do doctors in Maryland or any other state have a duty to inform an organ transplant donor regarding the chances of the organ recipient surviving with the new organ? That is the main issue raised in a medical malpractice lawsuit by a deceased donor's estate against the three surgeons who performed the transplant operation. The donor was a 56-year-old male who donated 60 percent of his liver for transplantation to his brother-in-law who suffered from both end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.
The promise of fewer wrinkles, a more distinguished nose or a flatter stomach has often attracted Maryland residents and others around the country to seek plastic surgery. Certainly, no one who seeks to make improvements to their appearance expects to encounter major complications. Unfortunately, a facility in another state has been plagued by a number of deaths and serious problems, following procedures that have led to numerous medical malpractice allegations.
A colon polypectomy is a relatively common surgical procedure many Maryland residents and others around the nation have undergone. Physicians elect to remove polyps from patients' colons to prevent them from becoming cancerous or to alleviate symptoms that may be occurring. The procedure itself is performed quickly, and there is a fairly short recovery time if everything goes as planned. However, severe complications may arise if the surgery is not done properly. The family members of a woman who died following a colon polypectomy recently received a $13 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
When loved ones enter nursing homes or other skilled care facilities in Maryland or elsewhere around the nation, family members expect that a certain standard of treatment will be given. Assistance with daily activities would be provided, along with the medical care associated with a person's diagnoses. Unfortunately, incidents of neglect or insufficient treatment occur at many facilities of this type. Recently, a physician in another state was found to be negligent of his treatment of a nursing home resident by a jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Seeing a child suffer from a chronic medical condition would be a nightmare for any parent, in Maryland or elsewhere. Knowing that the child's condition was caused by the negligence of others would make the situation even more devastating. A family in another state whose son was handicapped after the actions of health care personnel was recently awarded over $130 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Thousands of Maryland residents and other patients elsewhere undergo back surgery every year. Those suffering from various back ailments often hope that surgery will provide relief from their constant pain and discomfort. Instead of relief, however, alleged mistakes during a back surgery left one man in another state confined to a wheelchair. The man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the surgeon who performed the operation several years ago.
At 17, a girl's main concerns should be proms, parties and hanging out with friends. Unfortunately, one young lady is serving a life sentence in a hospital bed with round-the-clock medical care because of a doctor's negligence. In Maryland and elsewhere, families have filed medical malpractice lawsuits hoping to secure enough money to provide a lifetime of care for their loved ones.