Can EMTs and Paramedics Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics serve as first responders. Their role is to provide quick, urgent medical care during a health crisis. This prompt treatment can make the difference between a full recovery and a tragedy. Not every patient makes a full recovery. Sometimes their health crisis is too severe for medical professionals to » Read More

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

We count on our doctors and other medical professionals to do their best work to help us feel our best. But that is not always possible. Medical professionals are human and can make errors like all other people. When the error reaches the level of professional negligence, you might have a case for medical malpractice. » Read More

How Do I File a Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Suit?

Losing a family member during a medical procedure is a devastating loss. It can be even more upsetting when you learn that death was the result of medical malpractice and your loved one may not have died otherwise. There is no way to put into words the emotional toil a person undergoes when that happens. » Read More

Do I Need an Autopsy for a Medical Malpractice Death Lawsuit?

Losing a loved one is tragic at any time in life, especially if their death was unexpected. Whether your loved one was going in for a planned medical procedure or they were receiving emergency medical care, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and other medical professionals can make a mistake that caused your loved one’s death.  Although » Read More

Can Infections Rise to the Level of Medical Malpractice?

Anytime a doctor tells a patient they need surgery or some type of medical procedure, the patient gets nervous. Most people do not understand exactly what is happening and why they need the medical treatment their doctor recommends. Although modern medicine has come a long way, problems can still arise. One such medical problem is » 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

Common Causes of Medical Mistakes

According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins, more people die from medical errors than strokes, Alzheimer’s, or diabetes. In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. While these tragic mistakes happen in almost every health care setting, some patients are at greater risk than others, including Medicare patients » 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

Understanding Medical Malpractice Caps in Maryland

Maryland law caps medical malpractice awards when it comes to non-economic damages that are more difficult to quantify than lost wages, medical expenses, and prescription medications. If you or someone you know is considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are some things you should know about compensation caps related to non-economic damages. Some of » Read More

Dental Procedure Turns Tragic for Two-Year-Old Patient  

Kool Smiles is a privately held dental company that provides a range of dental services for low-income families. From regular cleanings and routine X-rays to more involved procedures like roots canals and crowns, Kool Smiles claims that they offer high quality dental services at a low cost families can afford. When the family of a » Read More