TOP 10 Celebrity Medical Negligence Cases
This is probably the most famous case of celebrity medical negligence of all time, the death of Michael Jackson. Dr. Conrad Murray admitted to violating standard medical procedures by proscribing the star with powerful painkillers that eventually caused his death. Murray received the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter - 4 years imprisonment.
The famous actress, most knows for starring roles in 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music,' underwent a surgical procedure to remove cancerous throat nodules. Andrews believes the operation was botched, claiming that she has been left without certain vocal chords since having the operation. Andrews sued, and the doctor settled the claim in the year 2000
The 47-year-old actress contracted the superbug MSSA which left her paralysed for months and is still unable to walk properly. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was were she caught MSSA, a strain of MRSA from an epidural needle which came loose. She won 5 million pounds in compensation.
The mother of America rapper Kanye West died after complications related to a series of plastic surgery procedures conducted by Dr. Jan Adams in 2007. He already had two medical negligence cases filed against him.
In 1997, actor and comedian Dana Carvery received heart surgery. However, it wasn't until two months later that Mr. Carvery received the news that they surgeon had bypassed the wrong artery. Devastated by the mistake, Carvery filed for $7.5 million compensation and won, donating all of the all of the money to charity.
The famous wrestler is suing a spinal care facility and several doctors for a series of surgical procedures which he believes were unnecessary. He is filing a medical negligence claim for $50,000 as the surgeries left him in a destabilized state, causing him to lose a significant amount of income as he was unable to wrestle. He claims the surgeries have done nothing more than temporarily reduce the pain.
In 2005, doctors failed to diagnose singer Kylie Minogue's breast cancer.
The American comedian died in September 2003 after medics at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California failed to diagnose aortic dissection, which later resulted in his death.
The famous golfer visited a hospital for treatment after his famous car crash in 2009. It is believed that a former nurse of the hospital, David Rothenburg gained access to Wood's records without permission.
American actor and wife Kimberly received $750,000 in compensation after their new-born twins were given a near fatal overdoes by staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.