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Understanding Liability in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If a patient dies after receiving medical treatment at a hospital, the surviving family members may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit if they believe negligence was involved. Depending on the details of the case, the family members may sue the negligent doctor and the hospital. However, that is not always the best course » Read More


What is Informed Consent?

Patients in need of medical intervention should be in a position to fully understand the risks involved before they undergo any procedure or start treatment. Doctors have an obligation to disclose the risks involved with specific treatments and to be sure that the patient understands the risks and agrees that the recommended treatment is the » 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


Pharmacists Administer Insulin Instead of Flu Shot

Flu season is here, which means that people across the country are going to their health care provider or their local pharmacist to get their annual flu shot. The flu shot can have mild side effects ranging from soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, and muscle aches, but many people do not experience side » Read More


Complications Associated with Tongue-Tie Surgery

Tongue-tie is a condition in which a baby’s tongue remains attached to the bottom of their mouth due to a tissue that ties the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The condition is not serious, but it can affect a baby’s ability to nurse, and can cause speech issues as the child gets older. » Read More


Most Common Causes of Cardiology-Related Lawsuits

Cardiologists often treat patients who have serious health issues, including severe hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiomyopathy, and coronary artery disease. These are serious, life-threatening illnesses that require an accurate and timely diagnosis, a combination of medications, and in some cases, complicated surgical procedures. While the goal of a cardiologist is to provide patients with the best medical » Read More


Jury Awards $101M to Family of Son Who Suffered Brain Damage

Expectant mothers can often tell when something does not feel right with their pregnancy, particularly if the baby stops moving during the third trimester. This is what happened to a Chicago-area woman who was 34 weeks pregnant with her first child. After noticing that the baby was not moving as much as he normally did, » Read More


Patient Dies After Receiving Contaminated Fecal Transplant

Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) is a procedure that involves transplanting feces from a healthy donor into the bowels of a sick patient. While this may sound like a questionable procedure, it has been proven to be highly effective at restoring a sick patient’s microbiome with the beneficial bacteria and other organisms that exist in the » Read More


Family Sues Healthcare Facility Over Son’s Wrongful Death

A 29-year-old patient who suffered from schizophrenia apparently died of starvation because he refused to eat while he was being treated at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, New Jersey. The patient’s mother is filing a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the state of New Jersey and Morristown Medical Center, the hospital to which » Read More


Health Risks of IUDs

There are a range of birth control options available to women today, including the pill, diaphragms, and hormonal patches. The intrauterine device (IUD) has been around for decades, and has become increasingly popular in recent years. This may be due to the fact that it does not require women to take a pill every day » Read More