A prescription antibiotic was given. He was told to come back in a couple of days if he was not feeling better. The next morning friends found the 23 year old patient dead. Medical examiners identified that the young man died of myocarditis. Weeks later, the nurse practitioner found out about her patient when the urgent cared was being sued for negligent treatment.
Claudia Kalb’s article “ Do No Harm,” published in the October 4, 2010, issue of Society, discuses the healthcare professionals’ defensive behavior that causes the malpractices among patients. Kalb reports that since the Health system’s applied the lawyer Boothman’s program of “ disclosure and compensation,” then the number of lawsuits reduced as well as the legal- defense costs have dropped around 61 percent. In 1999, there were around 100,000 Americans people are killed from the preventable medical errors, noted Kalb. Also, the header of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services even claims that there won’t be any refund to the hospitals for preventable medical error cases. According to Kalb, Harvard’s Institute for Professionalism and
Uses a walker. • Mr. Raj Singh, a 68-year-old admitted with chest pain and scheduled to have a cardiac catheterization done today at noon. He is very anxious and rings the call bell every 15 minutes to ask whether he is going to die and if the cardiac catheterization is really necessary. • Mr. George Rivera, a 38-year-old Mexican male, admitted with high blood sugars and newly diagnosed with diabetes.
It It f It frustrates me what Dr. Anna Pou had to go through with the lawsuits of the Memorial Medical Center incident. As Healthcare professionals, being sued for making the rightful decision for the patient and the hospital is unjust. Healthcare professionals like Dr. Pou, have taken the Hippocratic oath, and one of the promises made within that oath is “first, do no harm”. Hospital’s should not be so quick to make such an important decision of pressing charges to their faculty; more trust should be placed in them. In addition, she made it clear her intentions were just to ‘‘help’’ patients ‘‘through their pain,’’ on national television.
Under the circumstances in which the case reached the Illinois Supreme Court, it was held that the verdict against the hospital should be sustained if the evidence supported the verdict on any one or more of the 20 allegations of negligence. Allegations asserted that the hospital was negligent in its failure to (1) provide a sufficient number of trained nurses for bedside care for all patients at all times, in this case, nurses who were capable of recognizing the progressive gangrenous condition of the plaintiff's right leg, and (2) failure of its nurses to bring the patient's condition to the attention of the hospital administration and staff so that adequate consultation could be secured and the condition
On 8/2/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to FC-505 regaurding general sickness. SO EMT Perez knocked and announced his presence at the door and was greeted by the residents spouse and then to the resident in question, a Mrs. Barbra Myers. Mr. Myers stated that Mrs. Myers was feeling unwell for the past couple of days but today she was acting unusal and slurring/mubling her words and all around acting uncoordinated. Mrs. Myers seems to be somewhat disorientated but is answering all questions appropriatly. SO EMT Perez performed and assesment which revealed the following; Blood Pressure 148/72, Pulse 101, Spo2 96%, Mrs. Myers is very hot to the touch but does not appear to be perspiring, SO EMT Perez recieved a temperature reading from Mr. Myers '
“To prove the causation element, the injured plaintiff must show a direct relationship between the alleged misconduct and the injury sustained from the misconduct.” (Morissette, 2014) Tammy Cleveland can show a legally sufficient relationship between the breach of duty and the injury that is is referred to as proximate causation. But for the fact Dr. Perry refused to check the vitals of Michael Cleveland he misdiagnosed him, which in turn caused his death. Dr. Perry can also be charged with negligence per se for “failing to obey the statute and adhering the standard of care expected of him as a doctor”. (Dudzik, 2015) He neglected his patient and the pleas from his family, ultimately shortening his life.
On 10/29/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to PV-119 regaurding foot pain. SO EMT Perez knocked and was verbally greeted in by the resident a Mrs. Suzanne Truss. Mrs. Suzanne Truss was very stressed and seemingly overwhelmed and she stated that she had foot pain but before SO EMT Perez had a chance to evaluate Mrs. Suzanne Truss got up on her own strength from her bedside and proceeded to walk to her bathroom with assistance of her walker. Mrs.Suzanne Truss wanted SO EMT Perez present in the bathroom because she stated it made her less nervous. After Mrs. Suzanne Truss finished in the bathroom and walked to her bed SO EMT Perez began an assesment which revealed the following; Blood Pressure 110/72, pulse rate of 75bpm, and foot pain of the
The DCW showed SC Pa’s legs and stated that Pa is unable to go to his EADC because he’s unable to stand due to the swelling. Pa legs looks like someone that has a dx of cellulitis (Pa has not been dx with cellulitis nor is he being treated for it: his legs just look very similar to that of...). SC asked when was the last time Pa got a check-up and the DCW reported that it’s been a while. SC asked what a while is and she reported that since they moved to current location. Which is over 7 months ago.
She didn’t look as bright as the first afternoon I saw her and still reported hypotension and lightheadedness on standing. She now also had upper abdominal discomfort. As Mildred had a pulmonary embolism history, alarm bells went off in my head. I asked Mildred if her care team was addressing the problem and if I could do anything. Mildred didn 't ask me to talk to the medical staff and not being her health care proxy or wanting to overstep my boundaries, I didn’t.
On 9/25/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to VP-113 regaurding a fall. S/O EMT Perez knocked and announced his presence at the door and was greeted by the residents spouse and introduced to the fallen female resident a, Mrs. Dorothy Gish who was sitting upright on the living room floor by her rollater. Mrs. Dorothy Gish stated that she was sitting on her rollator when she slid onto the floor and was unable to pick herself up on her own strength. S/O EMT Perez performed a pelvic exam on Mrs. Gish which revealed no pain or grimace.
On 12/11/2015 SO EMT Perez was dispatched to CT-616 regaurding a fall. SO EMT Perez knocked and announced his presence at the door and was verbally invited in by the resident. The resident, a Mrs. Joan Buckalew was lying supine by the side of her bed. Mrs. Joan Buckalew stated that she had slid of the bed and onto the floor and was unable to get up on her own strength. Mrs. Joan Buckalew stated that she was currently seeing Dr.Putamunda at the medical center and also states that it has been a year since her last fall.
Some of the ways people get mistreated is things like misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgeries, premature discharge, not ordering the correct tests or not acting upon tests presented, not following up, wrong dosage or medication, leaving things inside the body after surgery, incorrect care in hospitals resulting in bedsores, persistent pain, or pressure ulcers (medicalnewstoday.com). Any of these or more can cause someone to want compensation, however some people don’t gain the money they deserve thanks to the fact that they either don’t have the money to go to court, wait too long, or don’t realize till it’s too late and the statute of limitations is up. Other times when they are brave enough making it to court they need a testimony from a medical personnel, however, they can’t find someone to testify (abpla.org). Usually most people don’t end up making it to court on the grounds that lawyers are expensive and the legal system can take a while, on the other hand, when a malpractice lawsuit is awarded there’s a great deal of money that the hospital’s insurance or the doctor’s insurance has to pay, the payment could be anywhere from hundreds to millions of