The Medical Indemnity Fund was created to be a source of funding for the future medical costs for plaintiffs who suffered a birth injury during delivery. It is designed to provide assistance for "qualified plaintiffs" throughout their lifetime to defray some of their medical bills. It also attempts to lower the costs associated with litigation throughout the healthcare system. The Fund provides a method of support however it is likely insufficient on its own. Most government programs lack the funding to provide all of the care that your child will require.
When we place a family member in a nursing home, we do so with the belief that he or she will be well cared for. And if something should happen to them due to negligence on behalf of the facility, then it is important that there be some mearsure of accountability.y.
Getting injured due to a medical mistake is a shocking and overwhelming experience. Your doctor, especially a doctor you trust to take care of you when you go under anesthesia, occupies a unique place. Doctors get to know the most intimate part of a person, be it their body or their mind. Any violation, even an accidental or negligent one, can be devastating. As a result, you may want to immediately file a lawsuit. Before you do, here are six issues to consider.
Monsanto, the globally known agriculture chemical company, recently received another blow against them. Monsanto was ordered to pay around $46.5 million to three different plaintiffs who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma from exposure to Monsanto's polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Commercial production of PCBs began in the early 20th century but have recently been banned in multiple countries worldwide due to increased risk of human health and environmental issues. PCBs are synthetic chemicals and are so effective because they are able to resist acids, bases and heat.
All hospitals make mistakes, they are run by people, it is inevitable. But when a hospital makes a mistake, most people expect the doctor and hospital to come forward and explain the error so that everyone can work together to correct it. Everyone has a friend or relative that has a horror story regarding hospital care. To test those stories, ProPublica conducted a three year survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to measure hospital errors and other associated events.
ProPublica surveyed more than 1,000 people and sent them a detailed questionnaire that allowed the respondents to expand upon their experiences. They found that only one in five people reported that the hospital disclosed that an error had occurred. Moreover, in about half of those cases the hospital divulged the information only after threats of a lawsuit or official complaint. ProPublica also found that only one in eight people received an apology.
Delfino Cuautle joined a number of patients victimized and disabled by medical malpractice and mismanagement at New York City hospitals over the last few months. Cuautle was hit by a car after getting off his night shift. EMS responded to the scene within three minutes and rushed Cuautle to Coney Island hospital.
On June 29th 2016 Christine Sheppard, a former coffee farmer who used the popular herbicide Roundup, manufactured by Monsanto, scored a small victory in court when her case was kept alive by Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Michael Seabright.
Inferior vena cava filters used to prevent pulmonary embolism are associated with major risks such as recurrent deep venous thrombosis and inferior vena cava thrombosis. The presence of these risks can later be related to severe morbidity and mortality with incidence rates depending on patient population and type of filter used. Permanent IVC filters are reported to have about 8.5% of patients developing DVT and the rates keep increasing as time goes on with the filters implanted. Rates for retrievable filters are around 0.8%-18% with the highest rate reported with use of ALN option filters.
On June 14, 2016, the FDA posted on its website, updates of warning labels on two Type 2 diabetes drugs to warn of acute kidney injuries: canagliflozin (Invokana) and dapaliglozin (Farxiga). These two drugs are used in adults with Type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels by causing the kidneys to remove sugar through urine. This call for stronger warning labels was initiated because of 101 reports the FDA has received on confirmable cases of acute kidney injury from March 2013 to October 2015 with cases ranging from mild to severe.