Mother sues hospital for negligence

A Florida mother has filed a lawsuit against Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and a nurse for negligence and failing to properly train hospital staff after her daughter’s finger was accidentally cut off by the nurse.

The 15 year-old mom took her then three-month old daughter to the hospital for a high fever and bronchitis. She stayed in the hospital for three days and had to have an IV. It was when the nurse was cutting the bandage that kept the tube in place that she snipped the child’s pinky finger.

The child was immediately taken to Tampa General Hospital, but surgeons could not reattach the finger because the nerve endings were too small. The mother is concerned about the physical and emotional effects her child may experience.

If you or someone you love has been in hurt due to hospital negligence, contact the hospital malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.


Des Moines hospital sued by adoptive parents of baby boy

Mercy Medical Center, a hospital in Des Moines, was recently sued by the adoptive parents of a boy who claim that the hospital did not correctly identify the physical abuse that the boy was suffering at the hands of his parents. The lawsuit is citing recklessness and negligence of the hospital’s employees.

The boy, whose father is now facing 20 years in prison on child endangerment charges, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in June 2009 for a broken arm. Doctors refused to perform a CT scan on the boy’s broken arm, and they did not question the boy’s parents about the injury. The boy was then readmitted to the hospital a month later after suffering a bleeding brain and brain stem injury that was consistent with injuries suffered in shaken baby syndrome.

The boy now has to use feeding tubes because he cannot swallow, and he does not move except for when he has seizures. The adoptive parents of the boy are seeking damages for past and future medical expenses, as well as loss of function and enjoyment of life.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries because of the negligence of a hospital staff, please contact the Des Moines hospital malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


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