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What Are the Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

Welcoming a baby into the world should be a joyous event for the parents. However, complications can arise during the childbirth process that can jeopardize the health of the baby and the mother. Although some of these complications are unavoidable, others are caused by mistakes made by the health care provider who is responsible for » Read More

Can EMTs and Paramedics Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics serve as first responders. Their role is to provide quick, urgent medical care during a health crisis. This prompt treatment can make the difference between a full recovery and a tragedy. Not every patient makes a full recovery. Sometimes their health crisis is too severe for medical professionals to » Read More

What Are Medical Conditions that Doctors Often Miss?

Diagnosing a deadly or chronic medical condition is the most important task of any doctor. Whether it is a family doctor, an outpatient clinic, a medical center, or a hospital, failure to properly diagnose a medical condition could be calamitous for the patient. Unfortunately, and sometimes tragically, missed diagnoses happen every day. Tens of thousands » Read More

Can I Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim for an Allergic Reaction?

 Allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms, from itchy, watery eyes, hives, and sneezing to stomach pain, vomiting, and swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes, or face. In extreme cases, a severe allergy can cause the person to go into anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal if the person does not receive immediate medical » Read More

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

We count on our doctors and other medical professionals to do their best work to help us feel our best. But that is not always possible. Medical professionals are human and can make errors like all other people. When the error reaches the level of professional negligence, you might have a case for medical malpractice. » Read More

What Are Common Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens whenever a medical professional commits an egregious error that causes harm to the patient. However, it takes more than a simple error to rise to the level of professional medical malpractice.  Your doctor should provide you with an acceptable level of care that is normal for your condition. As long as the » Read More

Is It Medical Malpractice if My Doctor Prescribed the Wrong Medicine?

In the United States, an average of four in five adults take at least one medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although these medications help improve the lives of those who take them, illness and injuries from medication mistakes happen as well.  If your health care provider ordered the wrong » Read More

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