Man innocent of murder files medical malpractice claim

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A Tennessee man who was found not guilty of murdering his father in 2014 has filed a lawsuit against a health clinic, a nurse practitioner and two doctors. Court documents related to the medical malpractice lawsuit show that he claims that their negligence led to an incident in which he killed his father. In the murder trial, the judge found him to be insane at the time, and he is currently being treated at a mental health institute. The complaint states that the defendants altered his medication routine, causing withdrawal symptoms that brought about paranoia and delusions. While the home…

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Failed epidural leads to $4.25 million medical malpractice award

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Regardless of how well Tennessee women have coped with nine months of pregnancy, the imminent birthing process is likely to produce anxiety. Even when it is not a first child, a number of things can go wrong with the baby or the mother during labor. This was the case for a mother in another state who is partially paralyzed after the birth of her third child. A jury recently awarded her $4.25 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit she filed against the doctor who administered the epidural. The 35-year-old mother asserts that the permanent damage to her spinal cord was…

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Woman sues for misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis

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Failure to appropriately diagnose individuals can cause a number of injuries to a patient. Misdiagnosis is also the cause for many medical malpractice suits that are filed in Tennessee and other parts of the country. A woman filed a claim against a medical facility after there was an apparent diagnosis error. The woman filed the claim against Baptist Health and also a former neurologist. Back in 2010, the woman went in for treatment of back aches and headaches and was diagnosed with a condition called multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis caused the woman to undergo costly tests and also treatment. Later…

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Surgical errors pose significant risk to patients

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With the recent media coverage surrounding the presence of Ebola in a select few U.S. cities, many in Tennessee might think that there is a significant risk of encountering the disease while seeking treatment in area hospitals. In reality, however, the risk of contracting Ebola is incredibly low, while there are other dangers that pose a far greater threat. Surgical errors are among these dangers, and anyone who is preparing for a surgical procedure should be aware of the track record for the chosen medical facility. Statistics suggest that as many as one third of all patients will be subjected…

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Family receives medical malpractice verdict of nearly $2.9M

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A family that received a large wrongful death award hopes that their case will bring awareness to the serious health problems that can be caused by pain injections. The family received a jury award of around $2.88 million relating to medical malpractice errors suffered by their son. Their son, who suffered from psychological issues, committed suicide after becoming disabled by complications stemming from his pain injections. The complaint, which was not filed in Tennessee, was initiated by the son, but his family members finished it after he died. The lawsuit alleged that he had gone to a pain clinic due…

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Tennessee medical malpractice can take many different form

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Medical malpractice can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those who ever experience the negligent actions of a physician or other licensed health professional. It can leave Tennessee residents and others across the nation dealing with emotional and physical scars. Medical malpractice can also cause significant financial expenses as victims attempt to correct whatever issues that a negligent health professional may have caused. Recently, a Tennessee dentist was taken into custody by police officials after she was purportedly discovered in a vehicle with her young child while visibly intoxicated. Authorities claim that she confessed to being under the…

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What should Tennessee residents know about misdiagnosis?

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Many people who visit the doctor or have to make a trip to the emergency room often have a number of concerns and questions on their minds. What is wrong? Is this condition serious? Will I be able to recover? Often times, doctors and nurses are able to address these concerns accurately and in a timely manner. However, there are situations in which a mistake is made or something is overlooked and a person can end up getting even sicker. A misdiagnosis can be very serious and it is just one example of medical malpractice. A patient can suffer severe…

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