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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.

Surgical errors by oral surgeon lead to $2 million settlement

A teenage girl in another state sadly passed away following oral surgery. However, her family recently achieved the settlement of a lawsuit they filed against her oral surgeon after her death. The lawsuit was settled for $2 million. Likewise, those who are victims of surgical errors in West Virginia have the right to seek justice through civil litigation.

Medication errors may lead to permanent damage

A jury in another state recently returned a verdict that awarded a woman $12 million as part of a medical malpractice suit filed against a university health network. The woman is in a vegetative state reportedly due to medication errors. Anyone in West Virginia who suffers harm due to a medical provider's failure to provide him or her with the proper medication has the right to take legal action.

Birth injuries lead to $3 million award

A family in another state claimed that a doctor was careless regarding the manner in which he pulled a baby out during the delivery process. They claimed that their baby ended up having a paralyzed right arm as a result. The family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor and was recently awarded $3 million due to the birth injuries their child suffered. Anyone in West Virginia whose child suffers birth injuries due to a doctor's negligence has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Infections, other health issues may be grounds for litigation

A woman in another state claimed that health care providers' actions caused her mother to die almost two years ago. She therefore decided to file a lawsuit against these providers, alleging wrongful death and medical malpractice. If a patient loses his or her life in West Virginia due to infections and other complications stemming from the carelessness of doctors or other health care professionals, the patient's surviving family members have the right to seek to hold them accountable through the civil court system.

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