It's your doctor's responsibility to ask you the right questions and fully examine your symptoms to accurately diagnose and treat your medical condition. It's your doctor's responsibility to follow standard medical procedure when giving you care. This is why -- when a doctor is negligent or reckless when administering care -- patients who are injured as a result can pursue a medical negligence claim for financial damages.
Most family members who are pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit want an idea of how much money in damages they can — or should — pursue. The answer to this question is difficult to pin down until the wrongful death suit progresses further into litigation. However, there generally needs to be a starting point, i.e., an initial dollar amount to be claimed in the lawsuit.
There are many kinds of medical mistakes that can threaten you as a patient. Among them are misdiagnoses, unnecessary treatments and uncoordinated care.
A lawsuit has been filed against a contractor who provided powder to a man who was inside a World War II-era tank at the time of his death. According to the news report out of Oregon, the man who was killed was with a friend, also deceased, at the time of the incident.
Surgical errors are simply mistakes made during an operation, before the operation or after it has been completed. For example, taking the wrong patient to the surgery may be classified as a surgical error. The same could be said if the surgeon operated on the wrong part of the patient. Of course, not recognizing a patient's infection or complications could count as surgical errors once the surgery ends.