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13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice

When a person visits the doctor's office or the emergency room of a hospital, they are entitled to receive a certain standard of medical care. Unfortunately, the standard of this "medical care" varies widely from hospital to hospital. In the most extreme incidences, the very hands that are suppose to be helping a patient can ultimately become the cause of their death. Below are examples of why medical malpractice litigation is necessary and ultimately the most effective insurance against insufficient or negligent medical care.

13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice

When a person visits the doctor's office or the emergency room of a hospital, they are entitled to receive a certain standard of medical care. Unfortunately, the standard of this "medical care" varies widely from hospital to hospital. In the most extreme incidences, the very hands that are suppose to be helping a patient can ultimately become the cause of their death. Below are examples of why medical malpractice litigation is necessary and ultimately the most effective insurance against insufficient or negligent medical care.

The Waiting Game Causes Pain

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I took a half day off work so that my wife and I could take our 14 and 11 year old boys sled riding. We packed the sleds and snow boards into the SUV and headed for a wide open hill with not a tree in sight. The lack of trees lulled us into a false sense of security and the always mandatory helmets were left at home on the garage floor. The kind of parental stupidity that causes sleepless nights, as I would soon be reminded. The sled riding fun ended after forty-five minutes on the hill when my 14 year old fell victim to a classic freak accident and took a snow board to the head. I immediately applied direct pressure with snowballs but the extensive vascular system of the scalp was winning this battle. The hill soon looked like a crime scene and we needed to get to the nearest hospital. Fortunately, we were only two miles from a local branch of the regions largest health care provider. By the time we arrived, the direct pressure had stopped the bleeding.

The Waiting Game Causes Pain

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I took a half day off work so that my wife and I could take our 14 and 11 year old boys sled riding. We packed the sleds and snow boards into the SUV and headed for a wide open hill with not a tree in sight. The lack of trees lulled us into a false sense of security and the always mandatory helmets were left at home on the garage floor. The kind of parental stupidity that causes sleepless nights, as I would soon be reminded. The sled riding fun ended after forty-five minutes on the hill when my 14 year old fell victim to a classic freak accident and took a snow board to the head. I immediately applied direct pressure with snowballs but the extensive vascular system of the scalp was winning this battle. The hill soon looked like a crime scene and we needed to get to the nearest hospital. Fortunately, we were only two miles from a local branch of the regions largest health care provider. By the time we arrived, the direct pressure had stopped the bleeding.

Surgical Errors: Don't Be a Victim

Surgical errors can be the most serious forms of medical errors. The majority of surgical errors are known as "wrong site" operations, where the surgeon operates on the wrong organ, limb or other area of the body. Other times a surgeon performs the wrong procedure and at times operates on the wrong patient.

Surgical Errors: Don't Be a Victim

Surgical errors can be the most serious forms of medical errors. The majority of surgical errors are known as "wrong site" operations, where the surgeon operates on the wrong organ, limb or other area of the body. Other times a surgeon performs the wrong procedure and at times operates on the wrong patient.

SKIN CANCER ON THE RISE IN YOUNG WOMEN

A recent National Cancer Institute survey, which studied Caucasian men and woman aged 15 to 39, found that between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50% . The researchers also found a greater increase in young women having thicker and metastatic melanomas in which the cancer spreads to other areas of the body during that time period. The incidence of melanoma among young men did not change over this time period.

SKIN CANCER ON THE RISE IN YOUNG WOMEN

A recent National Cancer Institute survey, which studied Caucasian men and woman aged 15 to 39, found that between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50% . The researchers also found a greater increase in young women having thicker and metastatic melanomas in which the cancer spreads to other areas of the body during that time period. The incidence of melanoma among young men did not change over this time period.

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