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Understanding Liability in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If a patient dies after receiving medical treatment at a hospital, the surviving family members may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit if they believe negligence was involved. Depending on the details of the case, the family members may sue the negligent doctor and the hospital. However, that is not always the best course » Read More


What Damages are Included in a Medical Malpractice Case?

When medical malpractice leads to an individual’s injury, illness, or death, it can negatively impact an individual both financially and emotionally. Those who face injury or illness often lose the ability to work, leading to lost wages. This tends to present a financial burden on a family, especially with high medical bills to fix the » Read More


What is Informed Consent?

Patients in need of medical intervention should be in a position to fully understand the risks involved before they undergo any procedure or start treatment. Doctors have an obligation to disclose the risks involved with specific treatments and to be sure that the patient understands the risks and agrees that the recommended treatment is the » Read More


Unwarranted Antibiotic Prescriptions Contribute to Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are the gold standard for treating various types of viruses, from ear infections and strep throat to meningitis and pneumonia. Oftentimes, patients will feel significantly better after one or two doses of the antibiotic, although it is important to complete the number of doses recommended by the prescribing physician. However, physicians will write prescriptions » Read More


Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides substandard care to a patient. Unfortunately, substandard care alone does not equate to medical malpractice. The substandard care must put a patient at risk to be considered medical malpractice. This means that a patient who wanted a different medical outcome does not have a medical malpractice claim. » Read More


Can I File a Malpractice Lawsuit for a Weight Loss Surgery Injury?

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. This may be a shocking statistic, but with 250,000 deaths caused by medical errors, only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths in this country. In recent years, weight loss surgery has become increasingly popular for people who struggle to lose weight. » Read More


How Should I Proceed with a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common in the health care industry, which is why health care providers pay such high premiums for their malpractice insurance. Not all malpractice cases involve negligence. If there is negligence, the patient involved may be eligible for financial compensation; the process of filing a claim and reaching a successful settlement can » Read More


Can a Patient Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Before a doctor can develop a treatment plan for a patient who has a health concern, they must accurately diagnose the problem. Doctors diagnose conditions based on the patient’s symptoms, health history, various tests, and several other factors. If a doctor misdiagnoses a medical condition, it can have a serious impact on the patient’s health. » Read More


Pharmacists Administer Insulin Instead of Flu Shot

Flu season is here, which means that people across the country are going to their health care provider or their local pharmacist to get their annual flu shot. The flu shot can have mild side effects ranging from soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, and muscle aches, but many people do not experience side » Read More


Complications Associated with Tongue-Tie Surgery

Tongue-tie is a condition in which a baby’s tongue remains attached to the bottom of their mouth due to a tissue that ties the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The condition is not serious, but it can affect a baby’s ability to nurse, and can cause speech issues as the child gets older. » Read More