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Can Medical Malpractice Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

As patients, we put our trust in physicians, surgeons, and other health care providers who have taken an oath to treat patients to the best of their ability, and to do no harm. Although medical professionals are human and capable of making mistakes, this can be extremely traumatizing if you suffer a serious injury, infection, » Read More

Is There a Difference Between Medical Negligence and Malpractice?

A person expects to receive a certain standard of care when treated by a medical professional, and the medical professional has a duty to provide this standard of care. The term medical professional can refer to a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, specialist, pharmacist, or other health care provider. It can also refer to hospitals, pharmacies, » Read More

Can I Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim for Contracting Sepsis?

Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening response to an infection. It is a common misconception that sepsis is an infection, but it actually occurs when the chemicals that the body releases to fight off an infection trigger an overwhelming inflammatory reaction. Although sepsis is rather common and treatable if it is identified and treated quickly, » Read More

How Do I Know if a Surgical Error Is the Result of Negligence?

All surgical procedures come with some degree of risk, and the more complex the procedure is, the greater the chance of complications. Even the most experienced surgeon can encounter serious, unexpected complications that are beyond his or her control to fix. Unfortunately, there are instances in which a surgeon, or part of the surgical team, » Read More

What Is Informed Consent?

In simplest terms, informed consent is how patients give permission for medical evaluations and treatments. Before more involved procedures can take place, a health care provider must get the patient’s agreement before moving forward. Throughout your lifetime, you may have been presented with and signed many informed consent forms, often without dwelling too much on » Read More

Does My Medical Malpractice Claim Qualify for a Lawsuit?

A 2018 study by Johns Hopkins University revealed a startling statistic. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 fatalities annually. That is one-quarter of a million people whose deaths might have been prevented with proper care. Everyone has the right to health care provided » Read More

When are EMTs and Paramedics Liable for Medical Malpractice?

It is not easy to be an emergency medical technician (EMT) or a paramedic, as they act as vital first responders, helping patients in emergency situations and saving lives. However, just like doctors and other medical professionals, EMTs and paramedics can be negligent or make mistakes that can cause things to go very wrong or » Read More

What Should I Do if I Suspect My Doctor is Being Negligent?

According to the patient advocacy website My Medical Score, more than 12 million people in the United States are misdiagnosed every year. And medical errors lead to an estimated 250,000 deaths annually. That is alarming news considering that as patients, we put our utmost faith and trust our nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other health care » Read More

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Medical Negligence 

Medical malpractice can lead to wrongful death, but not all wrongful deaths result from medical malpractice. First, a definition of each is in order. Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice is the result of a medical professional causing harm to a patient through negligent behavior. Negligent behavior is defined as failure to adhere to a standard of » Read More

Who is Liable for an Incorrect Laboratory Report?

Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals rely on laboratory tests to make accurate diagnoses and determine the best, most effective treatment protocol for patients. They help determine which medication to prescribe and the appropriate dosage amount, confirm a serious health condition such as cancer or heart conditions, and confirm the status of a disease » Read More