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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

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