Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional or medical facility, by a negligent act or omission, causes you an injury. The negligence could be caused by a diagnostic error, treatment, wrong medicine, aftercare or health management. To have a valid medical malpractice case, the following elements must be present: violation of standard of care; injury was caused from the negligence; and the injury resulted in damages. Examples include unnecessary surgery, failure to diagnose, surgical errors and failure to recognize symptoms.
A jury last week awarded $56 million in damages to a Pomona, New York woman and her husband in a medical malpractice lawsuit amid allegations that a surgical error turned her into a quadriplegic. (USAToday.com) Patricia Jones was 56 when she had surgery in 2009 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern NY after she had… Read More »