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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


Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides substandard care to a patient. Unfortunately, substandard care alone does not equate to medical malpractice. The substandard care must put a patient at risk to be considered medical malpractice. This means that a patient who wanted a different medical outcome does not have a medical malpractice claim. » Read More


How Should I Proceed with a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common in the health care industry, which is why health care providers pay such high premiums for their malpractice insurance. Not all malpractice cases involve negligence. If there is negligence, the patient involved may be eligible for financial compensation; the process of filing a claim and reaching a successful settlement can » Read More


Common Birth Injuries

While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. What is a Birth Injury? A birth injury refers to any form of harm or » Read More


Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis Leads to Serious Health Complications

A common misconception about Lyme disease is that you will immediately develop a bulls-eye rash or flu-like symptoms if you are bitten by a disease-carrying tick. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, those who develop these symptoms are lucky because they will likely get treated before the disease has a chance to » Read More


Patient Awarded $11.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In April 2009, an 18-month-old girl was brought to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts by her father after she started vomiting and showing signs of dehydration. According to court documents, a radiologist performed a chest x-ray and determined that the patient likely had bronchiolitis v. atypical pneumonia. However, he failed to diagnose her enlarged heart, which » Read More


Study Highlights the Frequency of Medical Errors

In an article published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that health care providers tend to underestimate the rate of diagnostic errors, and often fail to recognize the impact that diagnostic testing has on patients. While diagnostic uncertainty is not uncommon and certain diagnostic errors are an unfortunate » Read More


Rise in Maternal Deaths in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that shines a light on the number of women who are dying in this country from health complications associated with pregnancy. According to the report, three out of every five mothers who die during pregnancy or childbirth could have survived had they received the » Read More


Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

In addition to being highly educated and trained medical professionals, doctors are also human, and capable of making mistakes. They often work very long hours in high-stress situations, which can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. Exhausted doctors are more likely to make mistakes, some of which are minor, and do not impact the health » Read More