At health care facilities, such as hospitals and rehabilitation centers, nurses have a vital role in the care of patients. Thus, when nurses engage in negligent conduct when caring for patients or facilities fail to provide their nurses with proper training, patients can suffer greatly. Losses of life sometimes even occur as a result of nursing errors.
Spinal cord injuries can alter a person's life forever; they can sometimes cause a person to become paralyzed or to suffer other serious disabilities. One of the things that sometimes leads to a person suffering a disabling spinal cord injury is when a doctor makes a mistake when operating near a person's spinal cord. If a person has suffered a spine injury in a surgical procedure and suspects that the injury was caused by a surgical error, they should consider talking with an attorney about what their rights and options are. Such individuals may be entitled to compensation for the impacts their spinal cord injury has had on them.
Recently, in another state, a verdict was reached in a wrongful death case involving a misdiagnosis.
Last month, General Motors Corp. recalled more than 1,000,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and certain Pontiac and Saturn vehicles to repair an ignition switch problem. The defect can allow the key to slip from its "run" position under certain foreseeable operating conditions. This defect can cause an engine shutdown and loss of power steering, brakes, and safety systems, including its airbags and anti-lock brakes.
During some medical and surgical procedures, doctors will provide patients with an oxygen supply. Given the rather combustible nature of oxygen, it is very important for hospitals and medical professionals to make sure to not commit any negligence that could create a fire hazard when performing procedures in which an oxygen supply is being used. When oxygen-related flash fires occur during a medical or surgical procedure, the results can be deadly.