When we seek medical care, we commit our lives and safety to the care of our physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Our society has committed huge resources to their training, and we pay huge fees for their services. In return, our society expects them to meet a minimum standard of care.
Infant injured during traumatic delivery. Child developed cerebral palsy and was a quadriplegic. According to the judge who approved the settlement, it was the largest settlement in the history of that county for a medical negligence claim.
Young woman saw obstetrician for pelvic pain. The obstetrician diagnosed a pelvic infection, told the patient she needed a hysterectomy, and one was performed. In fact, the woman was not infected and the hysterectomy was unnecessary. Confidential settlement.
Patient, inactive for two weeks from an injury, went to the emergency room for treatment. Although the doctors suspected a pulmonary embolism, no orders for medicine were ever given. Next morning the patient was put on a treadmill for testing, resulting in death. Confidential settlement without...
Patient with weight problem given stomach stapling operation. The operation failed because incorrect procedures were followed. Confidential settlement.