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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

Can Cerebral Palsy be Caused by a Birth Injury?

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that impact a person’s ability to move and maintain their posture and balance. It is the most common cause of childhood disabilities, affecting an estimated one out of every 345 children in the United States. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development in the brain or damage to » Read More

How Do Patients Live with Brain Injury after Medical Malpractice?

People who experience brain injuries face challenging physical, psychological, and neurologic consequences that can negatively impact them for the rest of their lives. When these kinds of non-traumatic and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by medical malpractice, the effects can be compounded by strong emotions and the need to file a lawsuit against the » Read More

Can Infections Rise to the Level of Medical Malpractice?

Anytime a doctor tells a patient they need surgery or some type of medical procedure, the patient gets nervous. Most people do not understand exactly what is happening and why they need the medical treatment their doctor recommends. Although modern medicine has come a long way, problems can still arise. One such medical problem is » Read More