Many West Virginia residents are familiar with western Pennsylvania. A town north of Pittsburgh was recently the site of what is reported to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in that part of the state.The $9 million price to be paid by a hospital pales in comparison to the price paid by the victim of a surgeon's negligence, however. The 52-year-old man lost the lower parts of both legs to a series of bad medical decisions that resulted in septic shock.
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When the amount of money is large, the damage is always heart-breaking. That is exactly the case in a recently decided medical malpractice case in which a jury sided with a family. They had argued that they lost a loved one due to negligence by the medical staff at a Baltimore hospital.The man had gone to the facility in 2013 with kidney problems. During treatment, he was administered a drug to address his elevated potassium levels. The lawsuit stated that the medication severely damaged the man's colon and caused his death. The jury agreed, awarding the family $10 million.
She was 62 years old when she walked into a doctor's office in late 2009. She was advised to get a trigger point injection treatment for her back pain.
A drive of less than two hours will take you from Huntington to Raleigh General, a hospital in Beckley, West Virginia. In 2008, there were 107 cardiac procedures performed at the facility. A year later, the figure had surged more than 300 percent, to 350 procedures. By 2010, the number of cardiac procedures rose to 1,745.
The hospital injury feels sick about a new hospital ratings system. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it will soon release the ratings designed to help consumers better understand their health care choices.
He was an American success story, working his way up to plant manager for a packaging company before striking out in 1992 on his own. The 62-year-old was a proud father and a grandfather; a self-made man who lived the dream.
Philosophers and others have long pondered the question about a tree falling in the forest when no one is around. Does it make a sound, they wonder.
Time is our common enemy. It takes away youth, the moments you have to complete a task by a deadline and slowly erodes those last few seconds that tick down toward a University of Charleston victory.
There are scores of analyses, rankings, lists and assessments of health care in America. Not long ago, WalletHub put together a list of the best and worst states for doctors. That is, what are the places for physicians to live and work?
When a medical emergency hits, what better place for a patient to be than in the hospital? While the answer might be obvious in theory, it is less so in reality sometimes.