Types of Medical Negligence Cases
- Failure to diagnose and treat acute subdural hematoma caused by acute head trauma.
- Pediatric: Circumcision error causing partial removal of glans penis, urethral complications.
- Failure to diagnose and treat retroperitoneal hematoma following interventional catheterization post arteriogram.
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat stroke and follow stroke protocol to remediate dangerous stroke.
- Traumatic nursing NGT insertion.
- Wrongful death; nursing failure to monitor patient and record symptoms of bowel ischemia on CT Scan showing clot/embolus of superior mesenteric artery.
- Overzealous orthopedic surgery and nerve injury.
- Wrongful death; nursing failure to monitor and timely respond to code.
- Retained foreign body; infection.
- Birth injury, fetal demise.
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat aspiration; aspiration pneumonia.
- Improper delegation of medical authority for testing and monitoring.
- Failure to properly diagnose and treat emergent pelvic and rectal injury following accident trauma.
- Failure to treat peritonitis resulting in infection and life threatening sepsis.
- Failure to fully diagnose and treat severe back pain, urinary retention and leg numbness and investigate acute nerve compression resulting in epidural abscess with permanent loss of neurological sensation.
- Emergency Medical/Paramedic/Ambulance Service: Failure to fully assess, identify and appreciate signs of life in patient with treatable heart rhythm (failure to follow PEA protocol).
- Anesthesia errors in the use and monitoring of propofol without sufficient pre-anesthesia screening of underlying cardiac pathology and other co-morbidities.
- Emergency room/department: Failure to fully appreciate, monitor and treat significantly low levels of blood serum potassium while failing to obtain timely cardiology consultation before discharge and premature death.
- Failure to monitor acute and severe and fatal seizure that went unnoticed and untreated by those professional tasked with providing monitoring services arranged in advance.
- Lack of adequate monitoring and recognition or extravasation of calcium gluconate on very young patient.
- Negligent failure to timely and appropriately read tissue slide resulting in late diagnosis of esophageal cancer (Barrett’s esophagus) Barrett’s esophagus is associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.
- Failure to appropriately triage and monitor medication induced psychosis resulting in injury to patient jumping from multistory hospital room while suffering delusional and confused thinking.
- Failure to initiate and follow fall protection protocols causing acute subdural hematoma without proper Glasgow coma scale assessment and emergent craniotomy.
The above cases that were handled by the experienced medical negligence attorneys at the law firm of Collins, Collins & Ray can be classified as one of the following specific practice areas:
- Abandonment of care
- Delayed diagnoses
- Drug interactions
- Inattentive nursing care
- Unnecessary surgeries and medical
- Surgical Errors
- Radiology Errors
- Wrongful death
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