It's hard to hear that you have terminal cancer. It's easy to let it overwhelm you. It may feel like you have no other options. You may struggle to understand that this is really happening to you.
If your loved one passes away in a hospital, it's no doubt a very difficult time for your family. You may not really understand what happened, why it happened or how it could have been prevented. It's very important to dig into this so that you know where you stand and what options you have.
No matter what type of cancer you have, it is important for your doctor to diagnose it properly, as soon as possible. When medical professionals make mistakes that result in a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, it can be fatal.
We've reached a point in the development of medical technology and tactics that infants should almost always survive childbirth. Infant mortality rates should be incredibly low.
When you ask people where they would like to pass away, when that day finally comes, the vast majority of them simply pick their homes. They would like to be at home, likely surrounded by their loved ones. That's what about 80 percent of people choose when asked, and you probably fall into that number as well.
The word cancer often makes people think of a typically fatal disease that can end your life far before you expected to pass away. However, though any type of cancer can prove deadly, there are certainly some types that pose a far greater risk than others.
The idea of a home birth has gained a lot of traction in recent years. Proponents like the idea of staying at home, talking about how hospitals are where sick people go -- not an ideal environment for a newborn baby. They also often enjoy the idea of being in the comfort of their own home during such an ordeal.
Whenever someone passes away as a result of a doctor's error, the family members of the deceased may have the right to pursue wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim related to medical malpractice, however, is different from a claim related to a car accident, drowning or premises liability incident. That's because of the environment and circumstances that might lead to a malpractice death.
Doctors and surgeons make mistakes on a frequent basis. After all, they are only human and human beings are prone to misjudgment, forgetfulness and oversight. In the vast majority of these mistakes in treatment, the patients don't suffer any serious injuries.
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.