A 17-year old girl underwent wisdom teeth surgery, went into a coma and then died 10 days later. It is believed that the young girl's brain was deprived of oxygen at the time that the surgery was going on and this resulted in the teenager suffering from brain damage.
Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are nevertheless prone to other medical conditions as well. Patients also often fight a systemic infection known as neutropenic sepsis.
A jury had been contemplating whether to hold a hospital and attending physician liable for the death of a 68-year old man. Where this case was being held, the jury needed to determine whether the treatment of the deceased man was below professional standards of care involving emergency room physicians.
A recent lawsuit suggests that the problem of concussions suffered by professional athletes may involve more than the way the sport is played or the equipment that athletes are wearing. It may also involve physicians that do not appreciate the severity of brain injury that can be suffered by athletes, and who release players to play again following a concussion without considering the long term ramifications.
In 2011, a Pennsylvania radiologist while examining an X-ray noted a small area of increased density in a patient's chest. Though a follow-up X-ray was recommended, the results of the follow-up were never communicated to the patient until it was too late. By the next year, this patient was suffering from irreversible lung cancer.
A woman went into the hospital for hernia surgery, and she came out with a debilitating brain injury. The woman in question was a mother of four children.
A jury in Pennsylvania recently came back with a $1.1 million concerning a possible surgical error. It's been claimed that the child suffered a brain injury following a routine sleep apnea procedure. The boy, who was only 11-months old when the surgery took place, reportedly suffers from developmental delay that puts him well behind other children his same age.