There’s a common thought that only your average person gets caught up in professional negligence by doctors, well I can tell you about a few cases where celebrities have been the victim of professional negligence in health care.
Celebrities Who Have Suffered Professional Negligence in Health Care
CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE IN HEALTH
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Professional negligence in health care is not unheard of, in fact many patients every
year fall victim due to professional negligence in hospitals.
There’s a common thought that only your average person gets caught up in
professional negligence by doctors, well I can tell you about a few cases where
celebrities have been the victim of professional negligence in health care.
The death of Michael Jackson is probably one of the
most famous cases of negligence. His doctor, Dr.
Conrad Murray admitted to violating standard medical
procedures by prescribing him with such powerful
painkillers that they eventually caused his tragic death.
Leslie Ash is an actress who was left paralysed for
months after contracting the superbug MSSA. She
caught MSSA whilst at Chelsea andWestminster
Hospital from a strain of MRSA from an epidural
needle which came loose. She won £5 million
compensation from making a professional
Best known for playing main roles including Mary
Poppins and MariaVonTrapp inThe Sound Of
Music, Julie Andrews believes her operation was
botched claiming she has been left without
certain vocal chords after the procedure. Julie
Andrews sued, and the doctor settles the
professional negligence claim in the year 2000.
DondaWest isn’t technically famous but her
son KayneWest is a well known American
rapper. After undergoing a series of plastic
surgery procedures, complications lead to her
death in 2007.
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Anna Nicole was a supermodel who got her fame
from doing playboy cover shoots. Her death was
due to professional negligence in heath care as
tests proved that the 11 prescriptions she was
taking led to her death.
Hogan is a famous wrestler who sued a spinal care
facility and several doctors for undergoing surgical
procedures which he said were unnecessary. He
filed a medical negligence claim for $50,000
because the surgeries left him in a destabilised
state causing him to lose income as he couldn’t
After his wife gave birth to two twins, they
we’re each given a fatal overdose of Heparin to
help cure their medical condition.The family
put forward a professional negligence claim
and won $750,000 in compensation.
John Ritter is an American comedian who
died in 2003 after medicals failed to
diagnose Aortic Dissection which later
resulted in his death.
In 2005, doctors failed to diagnose singer
Kylie Minogue’s breast cancer.
If you think you’re a victim of professional medical negligence then you’re not alone
and you can claim for compensation depending on your injuries.