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Negligence Cases in the News: Malpractice

Negligence Cases in the News

Personal Injury — Malpractice

In a recent blog we discussed that a common theme in medical malpractice cases is failure to diagnose leading to a significant injury or death. As pointed out, a serious and common gynecological problem which sometimes goes undiagnosed is ectopic pregnancy. When timely to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy can be resolved by a salpingostomy. This is a surgery to remove the fetus from the falliopian tube before it grows so large as to cause a rupture. A ruptured falliopian tube can cause death through internal bleeding and or diminished fertility. Medical literature relates that a pregnancy in the falliopian tube is a true medical emergency and that every attempt should be made to remove the fetus before the tube is damaged.

The doctor or emergency room staff must maintain a high degree of suspicion for ectopic pregnancy in young, sexually active, women who are presenting signs of pain, cramps, bleeding, nausea, and dizziness. These warning sign in conjunction with a detailed history may suggest an abnormal pregnancy. In that case, the pregnancy can be confirmed by simple blood or urine tests. If confirmed, an immediate referral to an OBGYN specialist is called for, as well as an ultrasound, to see if there is, in fact, an abnormal pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) although a true medical emergency, if properly handled, can be successfully treated.

[Guy Vining practices personal injury law from his Metro-Detroit office in Taylor, Michigan. He has represented clients in personal injury actions for over 25 years in such areas as: car, boat, motorcycle, and truck accidents; slip, trip, and falls including black ice and defective design; medical and dental malpractice, denial of insurance benefits for wages, medical and home assistance to automobile accident victims.]

Personal Injury Cases in the News

Personal Injury Cases in the News


     The Chicago Tribune on February 7, 2013 reported that a family of a man who died after a surgery filed suit. Specifically, the man under went surgery to repair a hernia and died 6 days later. The lawsuit alleges that the surgeon and the hospital were negligent in failing to properly monitor his condition and treat severe colon inflammation, thus creating a personal injury.


     In Michigan, medical negligence, a form of personal injury, cases are referred to as medical malpractice. Such suits allege that the medical professionals and institutions failed to do something that are outside of the standard of care under the circumstances of the case. Medical malpractice cases must be carefully investigated and promptly filed. The statute of limitations for such cases is only two years.


     If you or a loved on have a question about medical, dental, or other professional malpractice, just call Guy Vining. Guy Vining is a personal injury attorney who serves Metro-Detroit and the Downriver communities of Rockwood, Brownstown, Woodhaven, Grosse Ile, Gibraltar, Trenton, Southgate, Riverview, Wyandotte, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Ecorse, Taylor, and Romulus. All initial consultations are free of charge and representation is on a contingency fee basis so that you will not have to pay attorney fees out of pocket.


[Guy Vining, a bankruptcy attorney, in metro-Detroit, maintains his office in Taylor, Michigan where he serves the downriver communities of Monroe, South Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown Township, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Southgate, Riverview, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Wayne, and Ecorse. If you or a family member of friend would like a no-obligation no cost consultation/financial analysis, just call or E-mail Guy Vining of Vining Law Group, P.L.C to schedule a meeting.]