Those of us with elderly loved ones in nursing homes or long-term care facilities want the best services money can buy. But the cost of quality elder care is high, and given what the average resident and their family can afford, it's natural to wonder whether our parents, grandparents or other residents of nursing homes are getting everything they need to thrive.
Patients suffer when a doctor doesn't make the proper diagnosis. There are some medical conditions that can lead to more serious issues if the condition isn't diagnosed properly in a timely manner. We know that the effects of a misdiagnosis are considerable. If you suffered from a misdiagnosis and ended up in an even worse condition, you might choose to seek compensation.
Giving birth to a child is something that comes with a lot of uncertainty. In the best cases, the baby is born without incident. In the worst cases, the baby or the mother suffers an injury during the birth. That injury can lead to life-long troubles or even death. If the birth injury was caused by an error made by the medical staff, there is a chance that you might opt to seek compensation to help cover the damages associated with the birth injury.
When we are suffering from an injury or illness, we are often given medication by doctors, nurses and pharmacists that we believe to be safe and effective. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen and patients can suffer the consequences of poor medication decisions.
Medical errors can take a considerable toll on victims and their families emotionally, physically and financially. For instance, let's consider a situation in which a doctor fails to accurately diagnose someone with a heart condition.