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Doctor errors cited in $12 million malpractice award

Iowa emergency room doctors are trusted to respond to difficult medical issues in a responsible and timely manner. Whether a patient goes to the ER with a life-threatening crisis or a more minor situation, doctor errors can exacerbate the problem. For many, medical errors can have life-long implications for both themselves and their families, although medical malpractice lawsuits can help alleviate this burden. An out-of-state jury recently awarded a woman $12 million after she was severely injured at her local emergency room.

$17 million awarded to teenager for brain injuries

An out-of-state family recently received financial compensation for their daughter's nearly decade old injury. A jury awarded the teenage girl and her family $17 million for brain injures she suffered as a child. Medical malpractice lawsuits are often one of the most effective ways to recover just legal recourse for injuries caused by medical professionals in Iowa.

Tracking the spread of infections in hospitals

Researchers are looking at a new method of finding out how infections are spread inside hospitals. If the spread of these dangerous pathogens can be traced, it may be possible to eliminate one of the primary dangers at many medical facilities. A team from the University of California San Francisco is using electronic health records (EHRs) see how infections go from one patient to the next.

Patient blames unnecessary surgeries on doctor errors

Surgery can be an effective method of treatment for many illnesses or injuries, but going under the knife is not without risk, and should only be done when it will absolutely benefit the patient. Doctors should be sure that Iowa patients have been correctly diagnosed before proceeding with surgery. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman is suffering the aftermath of doctor errors that led to unneeded surgery.

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