In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court made an interpretation of the Federal Tort Claims Act that effectively prevents anyone from suing the military over physical harm or death that occurs incidental to military service. The Feres Doctrine prevents those who have suffered harm from medical malpractice from holding the military responsible for mistakes or wrongful actions. It is unclear how many Arizona residents may have suffered harm for which they are unable to seek justice.
The decision to place an elderly or unwell loved one in a nursing care facility is seldom an easy one. The selection is usually made after diligent research to choose the facility that will best meet the needs of the resident. Unfortunately, in spite of the care taken to find the best placement, Arizona residents may make the troubling discovery that their loved ones fell victim to nursing home neglect or abuse.
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never an easy undertaking. Sadly, in spite of the time a family puts into researching a suitable placement, they may not be able to protect their family member from every possible danger. Arizona residents who are concerned that a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice or other harm are entitled to seek the best remedy for their family member.
Those who go into specialized fields of medicine are extended complete trust by those whom they treat. In the vast majority of clinics and hospitals, the providers maintain a high level of quality and professionalism in order to retain that trust and confidence. Unfortunately, there have been cases where Arizona residents have been victims of medical malpractice based on the actions or behaviors of those from whom they sought care.
When one hears about a patient seeking compensation for negligent or substandard care, it is likely assumed that the injured party is an adult. However, children are also vulnerable to suffering the consequences of negligence on the part of medical providers. Any Arizona patient who has suffered harm has a right to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible parties.
Those who seek specialized medical treatment do so to improve the quality of their lives. The vast majority of physicians who are entrusted to provide that care take pride in conducting themselves in a professional and compassionate manner in order to ensure that their patients receive the quality of care they are expecting. However, there are occasions when patients suffer greater harm from providers who fail to exercise the proper standard of care. Arizona patients who have suffered physical, emotional and financial harm due to negligence are entitled to pursue relief through a medical malpractice suit.
Some parents hope that their children will carry on their work after they are gone. One son is attempting to honor his physician father's work in improving the lives of patients and reducing the risk of medical malpractice through diligence. Arizona residents may not be aware of the numbers of patient deaths that are attributed to these avoidable mistakes.
Many Arizona mothers request epidurals during child birth to limit their pain. Unfortunately, mistakes in administering this form of anesthesia could constitute medical negligence. Recently, a woman in another state indicated that she intends to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical center where she gave birth in 2003.
According to a recent report by a publication that services the long-term care profession, the numbers of residents who are receiving care from nursing home facilities has declined. Unfortunately, the numbers of complaints regarding care and neglect in these institutions has risen substantially over the past several years. Since there are countless Arizona families who depend on these types of homes to care for aged or ailing family members, any news concerning possible medical malpractice in the form of neglect may be of interest.
According to one source, an estimated 48,000 to 98,000 patients die each year due to medical errors. That report was published quite a few years ago under a title that suggested that human nature lends itself to mistakes. Unfortunately, any Arizona patient could become a victim of medical malpractice, including suffering serious health complications from medication errors.