Across the nation, the month of October is set aside to increase awareness of the issues that residents of long-term care facilities often face. In spite of the significant effort that is often made to choose an appropriate facility, there remains the possibility that a resident may become a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. Georgia families whose loved ones have suffered harm from abusive or negligent providers do have recourse to pursue justice.
Continue reading Residents urged to report any incidents of nursing home abuse
Regardless of the circumstances, every patient is entitled to comprehensive and professional medical care. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen, especially in institutional settings such as correctional or nursing home facilities. Whenever a Georgia patient suffers harm as a result of medical malpractice, he or she may suffer additional consequences in the form of monetary losses.
An inmate recently agreed to settle a medical malpractice that was filed against his state’s Department of Corrections. According to his claim, the physicians charged with his care misdiagnosed his subcutaneous lymphoma as a skin infection. He reportedly suffered with his condition for approximately three years before receiving an accurate diagnosis and treatment. He was subsequently paroled due to his medical condition.
Continue reading Inmate agrees to settlement in medical malpractice case
Every year, viruses cause life-threatening infections to thousands of people. When doctors fail to follow through with potentially life-saving testing for suspected illnesses, the patient may go on to suffer serious consequences or even death. Georgia residents who believe they have suffered greater harm due to a provider’s negligence may have a case for a medical malpractice suit.
Continue reading Man wins medical malpracitce suit over failure to test for virus
In February of 2012, 46 year old Jeannette Collins reported to the Henry Piedmont Hospital Emergency Room (ER) in Georgia with complaints of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Tests were ordered in the ER that ultimately showed that Ms. Collins had a small bowel obstruction requiring surgery. At trial, both the Plaintiff, Mr. Collins, and the Defendant Dr. Ahmad Nuriddin agreed that this was the proper procedure under the circumstances. During the surgery, however, the Defendants contend that they discovered that Ms. Collins had gastric outlet obstruction which is a problem that will keep the stomach from emptying.
Continue reading What is the Value of Never being able to Eat Solid Foods for the Rest of Your Life? This Clayton County, Georgia, State Court Jury decides it is Worth more than Nothing which is what the Defense Offered in this Medical Malpractice Case.
On August 1, 2007, Charles Dean, the baby boy of the Deans, was born by cesarian emergency delivery just 23 months and 4 days into the pregnancy and weighed just 1 pound and 26 ounces. Baby boy Dean lived for two (2) days and then died as he was just too small to survive outside the womb at that time. The parents of baby boy Dean, the Deans, brought a Medical Malpractice lawsuit against the two (2) obstetricians in charge of the care of the mother, Katherine Dean, during her pregnancy, for the Wrongful Death of Baby Boy Charles Dean. The case is Dean v. Central Georgia Women’s Health Center, No. 72025.
Continue reading A Jury in Bibb County, Macon, Georgia Awarded $ 4.3 Million Dollars to the Parents of a Baby that was Born Premature, but Died, for Medical Malpractice and the Wrongful Death of the Child