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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

Can I Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim for Contracting Sepsis?

Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening response to an infection. It is a common misconception that sepsis is an infection, but it actually occurs when the chemicals that the body releases to fight off an infection trigger an overwhelming inflammatory reaction. Although sepsis is rather common and treatable if it is identified and treated quickly, » Read More

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

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