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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

What are My Rights Concerning Anesthesia Errors?

Patients who undergo medical procedures that require anesthesia should be well informed about all aspects of what will take place, including the type of medication and how it will be administered. There are always risks involved with anesthesia; errors may result from any number of factors, including negligence. Anesthesiologists are required to review patient medical » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

The majority of cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits involve cases in which a radiologist, pathologist, or another health care provider failed to properly diagnose the cancer. However, a surprising number of misdiagnosis cases involve a false diagnosis, when the patient is told that he or she has cancer, when in fact, there is no evidence of cancer » Read More

How Do I Find Evidence for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Patients trust their doctors, nurses, and other clinicians have the training, skills, and discernment to make the safest and best decisions for their health and wellness. But unfortunately, that is not always the case. A study from Johns Hopkins determined more than 250,000 people die every year in the United States of medical mistakes, making » Read More

What Should I Do if My Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Cancer?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, or has a loved one with cancer, knows how life-changing the diagnosis can be. The patient may face a long road of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or all three.  It can be a stressful and anxiety-ridden time. Now just imagine this same diagnosis but happening too late or later » Read More

What are the Four Ds of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice has a specific legal definition to determine when a medical professional’s actions, or lack thereof, result in a patient’s personal injury. This occurs when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other medical professional fails to perform their duties to a reasonable medical standard. At its core, medical malpractice is negligence, just like a car » Read More

Is It Bad Bedside Manners, or Medical Malpractice?

Good bedside manners are important. Most people have anxiety about being in the hospital or undergoing an operation. Bedside manner from nurses and doctors can make the experience much more tolerable or much worse. Medical professionals come in all types. Some are compassionate, caring, and attentive. Others are quite the opposite, not spending much time » Read More

Do Tired Doctors Make More Mistakes?

No matter how smart, how well educated, or how well trained they might be, human beings make mistakes. That includes medical doctors, who many times have to make decisions greatly impacting patients’ lives. When combining the obvious potential for natural human error with long hours that can make doctors tired, the potential for medical malpractice » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit if I Signed a Waiver Before a Procedure?

Every medical procedure comes with a certain degree of risk. Some are riskier than others, including major heart surgery and an invasive procedure to remove a brain tumor. However, even minor medical procedures can cause serious health complications if something goes wrong. Prior to any type of surgery or medical procedure, the patient will be » Read More