A case of a urine sample mix-up led to problems for a Veterans Affairs hospital. A recent news story gives more details about a man who did not receive the proper treatment at the military hospital. Although he was eventually able to get treatment, the medical misdiagnosis allegedly caused increased pain and suffering for the man. Veterans seeking treatment in Rhode Island hospitals may be interested to learn more about the details of the story.
Surgeons are supposed to be some of the most highly trained and experienced of all health care professionals. Simply put, lives depend on their skills. One of the most upsetting types of surgical error may be cases involving medical equipment left inside the victim, since there are safeguards in place to prevent such egregious, life-threatening mistakes. If individuals can't rely on their doctors to follow such protocols, who can they trust?
A man seeking aid for chest pain and shortness of breath was initially turned away and then later offered delayed care. Unfortunately, this person later died while waiting on medical treatment. His widow alleges that the veteran's hospital is guilty of medical negligence and has brought a lawsuit. Sadly, this issue can occur in any state, so veterans in Rhode Island may be able to learn something from this case.
One woman is suffering the effects of taking the wrong dose of medicine. As a result of a high dose of the drug lamotrigine, she developed Stevens Johnson syndrome and suffered severe skin problems as a result. The woman is currently in litigation for the medication error, and individuals in Rhode Island who have been diagnosed with Stevens Johnson may be able to learn something from the woman's case.