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March 2012 Archives

Lawsuit alleges medication doctor prescribed caused woman's death

It is very important for doctors to not act negligently when it comes to prescribing medications to patients. No patient should have to be subjected to such medical negligence. Prescription-related negligence can cause a great deal of harm to patients. Tragically, such negligence can sometimes even have fatal results.

Man brings lawsuit alleging surgical negligence

No patient should have to be subjected to surgical negligence. Such negligence can result in patients suffering great harms. Such harms can have major impacts on a patient's life. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing surgical care to patients.

Lawsuit alleges man was negligently misdiagnosed and received negligent care

It is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to act properly when providing care to patients. This includes making sure to not commit negligence when it comes to diagnosing a patient. Diagnosis-related negligence can be extremely harmful. Tragically, such negligence can sometimes even have fatal results. No patient should have to lose his or her life because a medical professional or hospital acted negligently.

Pharmacy sued in connection to alleged prescription error

Prescription errors can be a very harmful type of medication error. Thus, it is very important for pharmacies and pharmacists to make sure to not engage in negligence which could cause such errors to occur. No individual should have to suffer harm because a pharmacist or pharmacy acted negligently when it came to filling a prescription.

Couple alleges child suffered birth injuries due to medical negligence

Birth injuries can be very impactful on a child's life. Such injuries can be the result of many different things. One thing that can sometimes lead to a child suffering birth injuries is a medical professional or hospital acting negligently while providing care in connection to a child's birth. No child should have to suffer birth injuries because a medical professional or hospital committed negligence.

When a malpractice case settles, does the doctor get disciplined?

Every Massachusetts patient has the right to assume that every doctor practicing in this state is in good standing with the state Board of Registration in Medicine, the division of the Massachusetts Health and Human Services department responsible for doctor licensing and discipline. Being in good standing with the Board, however, does not mean the physician has never been the subject of a medical malpractice complaint -- or even multiple claims -- but there is no basis for the Board to respond.

Settlement reached in malpractice case involving Massachusetts surgeon

Surgical negligence can be a very serious matter. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional acted negligently while performing a surgical procedure on the patient. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to make sure to act properly when providing a patient with surgical care.

Case involving allegations of anesthesia-related negligence settled

It is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to administering anesthesia to patients. Anesthesia-related negligence can cause great harm to a patient. This can be seen in allegations that were made in a now-settled medical malpractice case.

Study shows that surgeons suffer from alcohol dependency

Have you ever had surgery? Many Massachusetts residents know that surgical operations are a big deal. There are many risks associated with medical procedures, and surgical errors result in dire consequences. During the process, we trust that a certified and experienced physician will operate with due diligence and care. However, did you know that more than 15 percent of surgeons have a drinking problem?