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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


Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Eye Injury?

Even the most routine eye surgery can be very daunting if there is even the slightest chance that something could go wrong. The prospect of losing one’s eyesight or suffering other irreparable damage to one’s eyes can be devastating. Every medical procedure comes with a certain degree of risk, and eye surgeries are no different. » Read More


Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis?

Most pregnancies progress without any major complications or health risks. If complications do arise, the health care provider will likely run a series of tests and recommend the best course of treatment. Oftentimes, thanks to the innovations in medical technology and the advances in prenatal care, the health complication can be treated, and the remainder » Read More


What Do I Need to Know Before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

According to recent studies, medical malpractice is the third most common cause of death in the United States. Approximately 225,000 patients die each year as a result of surgical errors, dosage errors, and diagnosis errors. However, only a small percentage of medical malpractice victims pursue legal action, and even fewer actually receive financial compensation for » Read More


What is the Difference Between a Missed Diagnosis and a Misdiagnosis?

One of the most common types of medical malpractice cases involve diagnosis errors. When a doctor fails to properly diagnose a medical condition in a timely fashion, the patient’s condition can worsen, and in extreme cases, the patient may die. Although missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases are similar in that they cause the patient to » Read More


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

Birth injuries are devastating to expectant parents, and potentially life-threatening to the baby. These injuries can occur in utero, during the childbirth process, or shortly after delivery. While some birth injuries are fairly minor, and do not cause lasting health complications, others are much more serious and can compromise the baby’s quality of life. Depending » Read More


Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Ultrasound Error?

Since the 1950s, the ultrasound has been a vital diagnostic tool that physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, and other health care providers use to identify and diagnose a range of health complications that can arise during pregnancy. The ultrasound generates images of the developing fetus, as well as the uterus, the amniotic sac, the ovaries, and the » Read More


What is a Breach of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality?

If someone has a health issue that requires medical attention, or is simply going in for their annual check-up, anything they discuss with their physician is kept between them and the health care provider. The physician is legally required to uphold a doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, which is based on the concept that a patient should » Read More


Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you were injured or your health was compromised while under the care of a medical professional, the thought of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be overwhelming. Unfortunately, medical mistakes do happen, and if negligence was involved, you should consider taking legal action against the health care professional in charge of your care and/or » Read More


Primary and Outpatient Care Settings Affected by Medical Errors

It is a common misconception that medical errors occur only in hospitals. However, according to a white paper that was recently released by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety, approximately four out of 10 patients are affected by medical errors in the primary care and outpatient health care setting. The study » Read More