A Teaneck woman has filed a lawsuit against Holy Name Medical Center after suffering serious injuries. According to the lawsuit, her hospital gown was caught on her bed when she attempted to stand. She fell, sustaining injuries that left her permanently disabled, according to her claim. The lawsuit also names the manufacturer of the hospital bed, Hill-Rom Company, Inc. It claims that the hospital bed was inherently dangerous and defective as well as unsafe for its intended use. The plaintiff argues that the bed was designed with wanton and willful disregard for the safety of the user, and that the hospital is negligent because it failed to replace the defective bed. Are Falls from Beds Common? Every year, thousands of hospitalized patients and residents of nursing homes suffer injuries from falling out of beds. In certain circumstances, the hospital or nursing home can be held liable for these injuries. The…
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Last year, a family fled California to New Jersey to keep their daughter alive. In California, hospitals may terminate life support for terminally brain dead patients. New Jersey, on the other hand, accommodates patients who are declared brain dead and does not accept it as a final declaration of death. In the case of this family, a California doctor misdiagnosed their daughter as brain dead and almost killed her. Doctors Pushed for Risky Surgery and Botched It A girl diagnosed with sleep apnea was scheduled for surgery at an Oakland, CA hospital. Rather than treating the 13-year-old girl with a continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), the doctor opted for a complex and risky surgery that drastically increased the risk for hemorrhaging after the procedure. After the surgery, the hemorrhage risk was not reported to the medical staff working in the post-anesthesia care unit or the pediatric intensive care unit….
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