When someone is the victim of a botched medical procedure or inadequate care, they may wonder what legal options they have. If certain requirements are met, individuals with these experiences may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim. Here are some of the things that are typically needed in order to file such a suit in Arizona, or elsewhere in the United States.
Women who are in labor will usually expect to give birth to a healthy baby unless they've been told ahead of time that there's something wrong with the child. While this does happen most of the time, there are times when it does not.
There are many kinds of medical specialists in the United States. For a variety of reasons, certain types of surgeons and doctors find themselves more likely to face medical malpractice lawsuits. A new report shows that nearly two-thirds of neurologists and neurosurgeons have faced legal action. This is interesting news for Arizona patients or family members who may be considering filing a civil action for issues related to brain health.
Taking a patient's medical history in advance of a surgery is an important step in any non-emergency procedure. A new study shows that failing to do this is a leading case of medical malpractice lawsuits faced by anesthesiologists. It is important for Arizona patients who may be subject to anesthesia to understand the risks they may face depending on their medical histories. If anesthesiologists do not properly consider these risks, a lawsuit may result should injury occur.
Until recently, military service members who suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of military doctors had few options for seeking compensation. That is because of a 1950 Supreme Court decision known as the Feres Doctrine, which prohibits service members from suing for damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act. For decades, this decision has left service members and their families in Arizona and elsewhere struggling because they had no recourse for justice when medical malpractice at the hands of military doctors resulted in injury or death to a service member.
A young boy lost one of his legs after multiple medical professionals repeatedly missed a possibly deadly diagnosis. His parents have since sued the hospital where he was seen, as well as the supervising physicians, physician assistants and nurses. If a child in Arizona is injured because of a missed diagnosis, his or her parents may also be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Every ailing person should be entitled to medical care, regardless of his or her particular circumstances. Unfortunately, there have been numerous allegations of inmates in Arizona and elsewhere not receiving appropriate medical care. One family recently filed a medical malpractice claim after an inmate died from a treatable infection.
Birth injuries are serious matters that parents hope they don't ever have to deal with, but they do happen. It is imperative that they understand what happened so they know what they need to do to address the situation. When the answer is that there was negligence or similar issues, you might choose to seek compensation for the damages you are dealing with.
During prenatal visits at an Arizona medical facility, an obstetrician and medical team typically checks a mother's vital signs and closely monitors her condition at each appointment to make sure she and her baby are safe and healthy. Certain issues may mean that mother or child are at risk for injury. Sadly, medical malpractice often causes injuries to mothers and/or their babies.
A congressional hearing was recently held with officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss several disturbing issues. There have been multiple reports of medical malpractice that have caused many veterans to suffer from serious health consequences, including several who have died due to inappropriate medical care. Arizona veterans who have suffered from poor health care may be interested to see how Congress plans to address this serious problem.