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MEDICAL ERRORS WE COMMONLY SEE IN IDAHO
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Vanity is not the only reason for plastic surgery, but if it turns out poorly, patients can suffer shame, hurt, and hopelessness. The emotional impact of bad surgery, along with medical and financial consequences can be devastating.
Errors Leading to Death
If so, we then need to determine how that failure contributed to your harm.
So pursuing a case will require extensive investigation. This is true both initially while we design a strategy for your case as well as on an ongoing basis as we pursue a settlement or verdict.
This is why Litster Frost Injury Lawyers are so careful at advising on when a settlement or trial is best, and to thoroughly research every avenue of fulfilling that burden of proof in a successful lawsuit.
As routine as childbirth is, many complications can arise. Despite modern practices, medication, training, and equipment, some of the injuries that befall mothers or their babies during pregnancy or delivery are still caused by doctor error.
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While many lawsuits pertain to medical equipment defect or design, some cases of harm contributed to by equipment or medical devices are due to their misuse. This could be due to lack of training, misapplication, or many other factors pertaining to human error.
The process from prescribing to administering a medication is complex and wrought with the potential for dangerous mistakes. Wrong drug for wrong patient, timing, dosage, manner of reconstitution, rate of infusion or speed of administration, wrong pharmaceutical form, and many other factors have been cited in medication error-related cases.
Roughly 4,000 people per year in the U.S. suffer from serious surgical mistakes. Researchers and medical industry people refer to these as “never events,” as they should never have happened. An example would be operating on the wrong patient or body part, or leaving a foreign object such as a sponge inside the operation site of the patient.
There are also many other less obvious surgical complications, such as a failure to notice hemorrhaging. These can also be extremely serious.
Some cases have also cited that a lack of qualified workforce in the medical community can lead to overworked, and sometimes exhausted, mistake-prone situations. Even the most careful doctors or nurses who takes impeccable pride in their work can make mistakes when working double shifts with a lack of proper sleep.
Computerization of medical records and patient management has helped. But no matter how sophisticated medical management systems, workflows, and procedures become, human error will be a factor in the equation as long as these are managed by people.
If you speak with an attorney at Litster Frost about your medical malpractice case, you’ll quickly realize why Idahoans trust our firm to handle their malpractice cases. You’ll see that experience and deep knowledge of litigation for malpractice is critical.
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In Idaho, you typically have two years to file a medical malpractice claim. Yet you may file within one year of discovering either (1) a foreign object inside your body or (2) a malpractice cover-up. These exceptions only apply if you did not already have reason to suspect malpractice.