When people undergo surgery in Montana, they trust that their surgeon will operate on the correct body part. However, wrong-site surgeries sometimes occur, and people may wonder how often this happens.
Nowadays, a considerable percentage of mothers who give birth across Montana and the United States deliver their babies via cesarean section, and if you are among them, it is important to understand the unique risks involved. Any major surgery poses risks to you, but babies born via C-section also face risks of their own. At the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton, we assist clients and their family members who suffer injury during surgical procedures, and we have a firm understanding of just how debilitating surgery-related injuries often are.
There are many concerns you may have about putting a loved one in a nursing home in Montana. You may worry about how he or she will adjust and the level of care provided. These are normal things to think about. Another concern is medication errors, which happen to be quite common in nursing home settings.
For years now, some insurance companies have been lobbying for what they call tort reform -- restrictive laws designed to make it harder for injured victims to recover compensation in a civil lawsuit. The field in which they have been most successful in erecting hurdles to recovery is probably that of medical malpractice. In state after state, legislatures have enacted laws restricting the ability of patients to recover for medical professional negligence.
Our society has great respect for physicians, and for good reason. But even the best doctors can make mistakes, and a failure to diagnose the correct ailment can have devastating consequences. A recent medical malpractice verdict in Colorado illustrates this point, and may be of interest to our readers in Montana.
As patients, we place our trust completely in the hands of our doctors. When that trust is violated by medical negligence caused by fatigue, the result can be devastating and irreparable.