Famous Cases of Medical Malpractice February 16, 2012.

Unfortunately more than 95,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice. There are many different forms of medical negligence and all should be taken very seriously. It is not only "average" people that are hurt and affected by medical malpractice.

Many celebrity cases of medical negligence in the news have shown just how common these incidents can be, no matter who you are.

  • Michael Jackson died in 2009 because of a fatal cocktail of drugs prescribed by his doctor including the powerful sedative, Propofol. His physician allowed Michael Jackson to use these drugs together ultimately causing his death.
  • Actor Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins were almost killed in 2007 when they accidently were given an overdose of blood-thinning medication because of a misplaced comma in the dosing directions.
  • In 2007, rapper Kanye West’s mother, Donda, died because of complications during a tummy-tuck plastic surgery that the doctor ignored. The doctor who performed her surgery already had 2 medical malpractice suits filed against him previously.
  • Julie Andrews, famous for singing, had throat surgery in 1997 and because of a doctor’s errors she was left with hoarseness and permanent vocal chord damage in effect destroying her ability to sing.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a medical malpractice accident, call us today at (440) 333-3800 to learn about your options.