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Can I Sue if a Doctor Left a Foreign Object in My Body? 

Every invasive medical procedure comes with risk. Patients who undergo surgery typically expect their procedure will be performed safely, skillfully, and without complications. After the recovery period, the patient should experience better health than before. Unfortunately, a proper recovery is not possible for patients who discover a foreign object was left in their body during » Read More

Can a Stroke Be Misdiagnosed? 

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is decreased or disrupted, preventing the brain from receiving vital nutrients and oxygen. According to the American Stroke Association, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes in the United States.  A stroke is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.  Yet, stroke is » Read More

Do I Need an Autopsy for a Medical Malpractice Death Lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is tragic at any time in life, especially if their death was unexpected. Whether your loved one was going in for a planned medical procedure or they were receiving emergency medical care, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and other medical professionals can make a mistake that caused your loved one’s death.  Although » Read More

Can I Sue for a Misdiagnosis? 

We depend on health care providers to diagnose, treat, and manage our illnesses and injuries in a competent manner. When a medical professional fails to diagnose an injury or condition or misdiagnoses an illness completely, and the patient is harmed as a result, that patient can sue for medical malpractice.  The problem is more widespread » Read More

How Do I Prove Malpractice after an Emergency Room Visit?

The chaotic nature of hospital emergency rooms greatly complicates health care delivery. Also, some emergency rooms are located in or near areas that are virtual combat zones.  Those injured in car accidents, shootings, stabbings, and other sources of trauma converge in emergency rooms. In addition, a global pandemic such as COVID-19 could make matters worse.  » Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be the Result of Medical Malpractice?

Cerebral palsy is a permanent developmental disorder that affects how people move and maintain their balance. The Mayo Clinic says cerebral palsy usually happens prior to an infant’s birth and has many potential causes, including medical malpractice.  Infant illnesses, delivery complications, toxic exposures, and infections are some of the many possible contributing factors to cerebral » Read More

Can Vaccines Cause Injuries or Health Complications?

Vaccines are responsible for eradicating devastating diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, and diphtheria, to name a few. Over the years, they have saved millions of lives by preventing disease. The COVID-19 vaccine was approved in 2021, and millions of people around the world have been vaccinated. Many people have also received booster shots, which » Read More

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