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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

What Should I Do if My Baby Suffered a Brain Injury at Birth?

The childbirth process should be a joyous time for new parents who have been anticipating their baby’s arrival for months. However, when something goes wrong during the childbirth process that causes the baby to suffer a brain injury, the feelings of joy and anticipation can quickly turn to fear, worry, and heartache. Depending on the » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Maternal Birth Injury?

Planning, anticipating, and experiencing a pregnancy can be one of the most joyous events in a woman’s life. However, when something unexpected occurs during the pregnancy or during the delivery process, it can cause a range of complications that can affect the health of the mother or the baby, or both. Although some complications are » Read More

How Common are Pediatric Medical Mistakes?

Each year, 30 million children are sent to the emergency room for a range of illnesses and personal injury. For both the children and their parents, this can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming experience, particularly if the illness or injury is serious or life-threatening. The last thing parents expect to have happen is for » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Delayed Diagnosis?

When a patient seeks medical attention for a health concern, he or she should expect that the health care provider is going to conduct a thorough examination, accurately diagnose the problem, and proceed with an effective treatment protocol. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In the United States, medical mistakes are the third leading cause » Read More