The United States has recently received the dubious distinction as being one of the most dangerous countries the developed world in which to give birth. The number of maternal deaths is about 700 per year, with about 50,000 more experiencing severe injuries or complications. In a recent USA Today study, over seven million births were reviewed, and one in eight of the hospitals had complication rates that were twice the national norm. Physicians appear to be attempting to blame the mothers in Alabama and elsewhere for their complications; however, mothers are also blaming their health care providers, and this is resulting in numerous medical malpractice cases.
Alabama assisted living facilities and nursing homes are not just residential holding quarters for incapacitated elderly citizens. They are also medical providers who are relied on by the residents and their families to provide professional care that does not fall below the minimum required standards. When a nursing home employee or administrator provides negligent medical care that results in personal injury or death to the resident, a claim for medical malpractice damages accrues either to the injured person or to his or her estate in the event of that person's death.
When it comes to medical procedures, Alabama patients must place their trust in doctors and nurses to take care of them and do a good job. Sometimes, a procedure does not go as planned. In a recent case, a man's medical team realized there was trouble, but decided not to ask for help. The end result left a man to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, and he's filed a medical malpractice suit.
Alabama parents may remember, or may now be experiencing, the bundle of nerves that precedes the arrival of a bundle of joy. Expecting a baby is a time of much preparation, and choosing where to give birth can be a difficult decision. Most parents likely assume that most modern hospitals are well-equipped to assist them as they bring a child into the world, but a new documentary exposes the shocking frequency of medical malpractice.
Medical patients in the state of Alabama may be concerned that their physician committed medical malpractice. Many people may want to check the doctor's personal record before they make an accusation. Unlike other states, medical malpractice information may be difficult to come by in Alabama. A recent push for more transparency has left many residents confused and concerned.
Hospital safety is a very important issue. It impacts many aspects of patient health, including the likelihood of hospital patients facing harmful medical mistakes. Injuries from such errors can have many lasting ramifications for patients and can raise impactful legal issues related to compensation.