Sometimes even the simplest procedure can cause very complex problems and even death as we have found recently with two cases involving catheter removal and insertion.
When a patient visits a healthcare provider, they should receive a high standard of care. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes that may result in long-term complications to a person’s physical and emotional health. If you are the victim of medical negligence, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim to receive compensation for any suffering you experience as a result of your poor medical care.
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One of the specializations of McKeen & Associates is pursuing medical negligence cases against health workers who prescribe too much medication, especially to the aging population.
Few things are as devastating as losing your eyesight. Loss of eyesight can lead to loss of independence, loss of career, and loss of ability to do many of things we take for granted. At McKeen and Associates, we fight for those who have suffered this devastation and experienced the preventative loss of vision due to physician negligence.
Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA), is occurring with greater frequency in our population but it is an often misdiagnosed cause of back pain that can result in serious consequences including paralysis if not detected and treated correctly. If SEA is diagnosed, surgery must be performed immediately to prevent these serious consequences.
This week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality (CDC) reported that suicidal ideation among young people is higher than it was a year ago, with as many as one in four people ages 18 through 24 having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days. The CDC also reported that 11% of adults surveyed had seriously considered suicide in the past 30 days. Studies have demonstrated that suicide thoughts and attempts among transgender people are significantly higher than that of the general population of the United States.
Did you know that not all practicing physicians are board certified?
McKeen & Associates attorneys Brian McKeen and Kenneth Lee recently obtained a $550,000 settlement for a wrongful death arising out of the negligent placement of what was supposed to be a central venous catheter. As the name suggests, this catheter is to be placed into a vein. The inexperienced resident placed it in the decedent's carotid artery, which increases the risk of stroke. This placement caused a blood clot resulting in a massive stroke, brain damage, and ultimately, her death.
Your doctor may be licensed and board-certified, but that doesn’t always tell the whole story. A spotless record may look nice, but scratching the surface could reveal all kinds of dirt.