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Alleged surgical errors lead to multimillion-dollar lawsuit

A doctor in another state has been accused of botching a patient's operation. In light of the alleged surgical errors, the patient has decided to sue the doctor for about $3.9 million. Likewise, patients in West Virginia who are harmed due to a surgeon's negligence have the right to seek financial damages through the civil court system.

Alleged surgical errors spark lawsuit related to wire in body

A man located in a different state recently asserted that a surgeon had failed to remove a wire from his body before sending him home from his procedure more than a decade ago. The man is now seeking to hold the surgeon accountable at a civil court trial. In the same way, individuals in West Virginia who suffer harm as a result of surgical errors can pursue monetary damages for their injuries.

Failure to diagnose correctly causes problems for young patients

When a West Virginia parent makes the trip to the emergency room or to the doctor's office with his or her child, it is with the assumption that he or she will receive quality care from the physician and nurses. This includes receiving a timely and accurate assessment and diagnosis of the problem. When there is a failure to diagnose a medical problem correctly or in a timely manner, it can cause significant harm for patients.

Surgical errors spark lawsuit against eye surgery center

A woman in another state recently claimed that an eye surgery center made her eye condition worse following surgery. She has therefore decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the center. Patients in West Virginia who likewise suffer from surgical errors can seek justice through the civil court system.

Delayed diagnosis leads to $1 million award

A former inmate of a jail in another state claimed that he suffered spinal cord injury injuries following a fall in 2016. He asserted that he went days incarcerated without being treated, which caused him to suffer permanent damage to his nerves. He later filed a lawsuit against the correctional facility where the incident reportedly occurred, which recently resulted in a settlement of $1 million. Anybody in West Virginia who likewise suffers harm due to a doctor's delayed diagnosis has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Alleged surgical errors involving eye spark $2.25 million lawsuit

A woman in another state recently claimed that a botched surgery caused her to lose her eyesight. She has thus filed a lawsuit against a health care organization as well as the nurse who reportedly caused her vision loss. Individuals in West Virginia who likewise suffer the negative consequences of surgical errors may choose to seek justice through the civil court system.

Failure to diagnose pertussis leads to $4M malpractice award

A woman in another state claimed in 2016 that doctors did not correctly assess her baby's health condition. Their alleged failure to diagnose the baby's pertussis -- a mistake that can easily impact patients in West Virginia and elsewhere as well -- ultimately led to her death. After filing a medical malpractice claim against their medical practice, the woman recently received an award of $4 million for her child's death.

Medical providers' alleged failure to diagnose sparks lawsuit

A patient in another state recently claimed that health care providers did not diagnose his injury in a timely manner. As a result, he has decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the providers. Likewise, a medical provider's failure to diagnose a health condition in West Virginia is grounds for litigation.

Serious surgical errors result in $109 million award to patient

A woman in another state lost her feet and hands years ago as a result of a botched surgery to eliminate an ovarian cyst. However, she was awarded a whopping $109 million by a jury recently. Anyone in West Virginia or elsewhere who suffers as a result of surgical errors likewise has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Avoiding the Danger of Distraction in Medical Settings

It is not the first concern most patients think of when faced with medical procedures. However, distraction can be just as deadly in a medical setting as it can be behind the wheel of a car. In recent years, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has analyzed over a thousand reports that could be attributed to distraction in a medical setting. Of the 1,015 reports analyzed, thirteen cases resulted in patient harm and forty reports mention distractions associated with computers, phones, or other technology that led to medical errors. In an age when technology should be helping medical professionals provide better care, its ability to distract can sometimes contribute to medical malpractice.

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