A family has been awarded $130 million in a medical malpractice case involving their son. The boy, two months old at the time of the incident, suffered brain damage following treatment at a hospital in Suburban Detroit.
The incident occurred in 2006 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. According to the complaint, the staffers at the hospital delayed in calling for a “code blue.” The staff also reportedly failed to administer chest compressions to the child, which was part of the standard of care for the two-month-old at the time. As a result of inaction by the hospital staff, the boy’s brain was deprived of oxygen and he now suffers from cerebral palsy.
Types of Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania
Medical malpractice is a serious issue that affects thousands of people across the country every year. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are held to a high standard when administering treatment or care to their patients.
Some of the different types of medical malpractice that can occur at a hospital include:
- Being prescribed the wrong dosage of medication.
- Failure to diagnose an illness or disease.
- A delayed diagnosis.
- Wrong-site surgery.
- Surgery on the wrong patient.
- Treatment that doesn’t match the symptoms or severity of an injury or illness.
- Sharing of records without the patient’s consent.
- Lack of informed consent.
- And much more.
Contact an Experienced Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Have you or a loved one been injured due to a lack of care at a hospital or doctor’s office in Pennsylvania? Do you believe that you are the victim of medical malpractice? It is important that you discuss the situation with an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of medical malpractice law in PA and who is prepared to represent you throughout the legal process. The attorneys at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC in Philadelphia are prepared to assist you with your legal claims. Call (866) 732-6700 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation today. We have an office located at 200 South Broad St. #400, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
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