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High Price of Medical Errors

Medical errors are the third leading cause of fatality in the United States, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. As patients, we trust that we are in good hands, and that our healthcare professional is going to provide the exceptional medical care we deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Medical errors have » Read More

How Standard of Care Impacts a Medical Malpractice Case

When you make the decision to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the healthcare professional in charge of your care was negligent in some way. One of the first questions that will be asked is whether the healthcare professional failed to follow the medical standard of care when treating » Read More

Nursing Home Abuse

When families can no longer provide the medical care needed for an elderly loved one, they are often faced with the difficult decision of sending them to a nursing home facility where they will receive 24-hour care. The staff at a nursing home can closely monitor the residents’ health and provide the skilled and compassionate » Read More

Practicing Physicians May Have Suspended Licenses in Other States

As patients, we place a great deal of trust in our healthcare providers. In most cases, that trust is warranted. However, most people would likely consider it a violation of trust if they found out that their physician had his or her license suspended in another state as a result of serious medical errors or » Read More

Family of Chris Cornell Sues Doctor for Medical Negligence  

In May 2017, singer Chris Cornell took his own life in his hotel room after performing at a concert in Detroit. While the singer had a history of drug abuse, Cornell’s family believes that he was prescribed a dangerous mix of prescription opioids and anxiety medication. The lawsuit also claims that the doctor who prescribed » Read More

Widower Appeals to Supreme Court to Allow Pursuit of Medical Malpractice Case

Pursuing a legal claim against the U.S. military health system can be extremely difficult for surviving members of a deceased military member’s family. A recent case filed in the U.S. Supreme Court is hoping to change that. The surviving spouse of an active duty Navy lieutenant who suffered fatal complications during childbirth in a Navy » Read More

Research Shows Cardiology Malpractice Lawsuits are Climbing

Over the past 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits, particularly among cardiologists. In an article published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers found that there were over 1,500 liability claims filed by patients between 2006 and 2015. The survey was conducted to analyze malpractice trends » Read More

Artificial Intelligence Changes How Patients Receive Medical Care

The next time you go to a doctor’s appointment, do not be surprised if your initial consultation is not with a doctor or nurse. Instead, a voice from a new artificial intelligence (AI) application will ask you a series of questions about how you are feeling, if you are in pain, how long you have » Read More

Investigation into Fatalities at Drug Treatment Centers

After struggling with an opioid addiction, a 22-year-old single mother from Arizona checked herself into the Serenity Care Center in suburban Phoenix for treatment. According to her family, she wanted to get clean for her 2-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, she began showing signs of distress shortly after checking into the treatment center. She asked to be » Read More

Unsecured Medical Records Pose Serious Health Risks for Patients

Researchers at the University of California have discovered that hospitals may be vulnerable to computer hackers who can remotely access medical record systems and modify test results. These attacks can have a significant impact on patient safety, as well as the medical infrastructure of the United States. Unfortunately, according to the team of physicians and » Read More