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Doctors And Nurses Don’t Always Get It Right

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

A woman giving birth to her 4th child had planned for a natural birth. The hospital she chose to give birth was said to have all her expectations. However, when she went into labor she was completely betrayed. The negligence she experienced was traumatic on top of the trauma of having a child. For example, she was restricted from walking around the room while in labor. The doctor was not able to get in as readily as needed, so the nurse physically held the baby’s head inside the woman’s vaginal canal after her water had already broken. This caused the woman to experience pudendal neuralgia which affected the nerves in her pelvis. Thankfully the baby was born healthy, but the mother’s body was traumatized and in chronic panic. A medical malpractice suit was filed and the hospital was found guilty of negligence in providing a certain standard of care. This was, of course, a victory, but at what cost?

Child injuries are a type of medical malpractice alongside misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, medication errors, anesthesia errors, or surgery errors. If you know or think that you have been mistreated as a patient call us immediately at 818-783-5757 or click here to start your free consultation. You do not have to suffer alone or in silence. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation, medical malpractice attorneys in California are here for you and we are on your side.

Increasing in Amount of Surgeries Means Being Extra Attentive to the Care You Receive

According to the National Center of Health Statistics there were around 48 million surgical inpatient procedures in the United States in 2009. Of those surgeries, there were 1.2 million done on the nervous system, 7.3 million on the cardiovascular system, and 6.1 million on the digestive system. These are HUGE numbers. These represent a lot of people which means a lot of doctors had their hands-on patients. One would hope that each surgery was successful and went as planned, but we know that isn’t always the case. We know that errors happen.

An even more recent study suggests that there is an increasing number of surgeries happening in Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This means that people are opting for less severe surgeries to be conducted outside the hospital, or as an alternative to a hospital stay. This means a reduction in cost for the patient, but it means that surgeries are continuing to increase. We would love for every surgery to go well, but we know that isn’t always the case.

What To Do Now?

Medical malpractice is a severe situation. At Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation in CA, we will fully support your claim. Medical Malpractice focuses on negligence or improper treatment from doctors, nurses, hospitals, or healthcare workers. This negligence or improper treatment causes harm to the patient or leads to a failure to properly diagnose a condition. It also includes breach of confidentiality, lack of consent, as well as other failures to perform the duties expected of these professionals. We understand that when filing a suit against the medical field it will take a lot of your time and energy. Our firm believes in providing effective, professional, and aggressive representation. We know that when you are at your lowest filing a suit may seem completely impossible. Let us make it possible for you by calling us at 818-783-5757 or click here to start your free consultation.