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Top Injuries Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

2019-02-11T06:19:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , , , , , |

How often do injuries caused by medical malpractice occur, and what are the top injuries that are usually sustained? A hospital in Florida made headlines in 1995 for a case of malpractice where a healthy leg was taken off. A series of errors led to this happening, but the surgeon had his license suspended while the hospital lost accreditation temporarily. The claim settled for $1.5 million and hospitals all over the nation decided to put new procedures into place so that they would not make the same mistake. Top Injuries Associated with Malpractice Claims The leading injury that people sue over for malpractice is death. Making up 26%, this is the top injury sustained. Coming in second is having a major physical injury to the brain and spine at 15%. Following that up with [...]

Common Medical Errors That Lead to Lawsuits

2019-01-01T04:23:17+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , |

We rely on medical professionals to treat us when we go to a clinic, hospital, or office. While most of the time these professionals live up to the name, there are times when errors are caused by negligence or even bad intent. When a nurse, doctor, or other medical practitioner does not provide the expected standard of care and it results in errors, that could be a case for going to court for malpractice. Errors happen frequently, some more often than others. Mistakes do not always equate to malpractice. Neither does a death or an injury or bad result a lawsuit make. Even if patients or family are not happy with the outcome of what happens, legally, malpractice in the medical field is defined as involving negligence on the part of one or [...]

Should I File a Birth Defect Lawsuit?

2018-06-07T18:19:52+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Is there anything more important than our children? If you have children or have recently had a child, you never want to imagine them being anything but happy and healthy. It can often be more than parents can stand to imagine that their child may encounter a birth defect while being born. Consulting an attorney may be the last thing you want to do. However, if you are dealing with a birth defect that you think was caused by negligence, that needs to be your priority after placing your child in care or dealing with what happened. If you child was born experiencing physical or mental issues, and you believe it happened due to medical doctors or attendees instead of in the womb, you need to consult a lawyer. They will help you [...]

Learning More About Medical Malpractice

2018-09-04T13:43:56+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: |

How much do you know about the subject of medical malpractice? Hopefully, not too much-- it's better to not have heard of it, to be honest. Yet thousands of Americans have cause to learn more about this area where legal meets medical because of personal reasons to do so. They or someone they know may have been personally affected by what could be medical malpractice, and that is usually the galvanizing force that drives someone to find out more. It's an unfortunate situation to be in, although perhaps not a surprising one: over ten percent of all cancer cases actually were misdiagnosed early on. And a delayed diagnosis can equal death in many cases, so this is something to be taken seriously. When cancers progress to certain stages, they can be very difficult [...]

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

2018-02-15T02:58:49+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: Florida Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Are you wondering whether you have a medical malpractice case on your hands? Millions of people a year seek medical attention. With any luck, everything goes well and you are treated, recover, and can get back to your normal life. This is the way that you want things to go, but what do you do when a mistake or error in judgment causes a medical experience that negatively impacts you? If you are thinking about talking to a medical malpractice attorney, you or someone close to you has likely found themselves in a disadvantageous position. When medical mistakes cause such widespread devastation, it can be tough to deal with the fallout when you are the one being affected by it. If you have lost wages, suffered, or been affected negatively by malpractice that [...]

Legal Help with Nursing Home Abuse

2017-11-07T20:02:14+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , |

  Have you heard of nursing home abuse? Unfortunately, this is a real issue that many elderly people deal with on a daily basis. The truth of the matter is that many people put their trust in nursing homes and when they enroll their loved ones in these homes they want to trust that they will be taken care of. Even though most nursing homes provide services that help thousands of older people to live their lives, any home can employ nurses or staff that are abusive and secretly torment their patients. Even a reputable home may have a few of these bad eggs working and this abuse and neglect can be a tremendous source of physiological and psychological stress. It may result in feelings of depression, physical damage, and even injury or [...]

Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know

2017-11-07T21:38:20+00:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: |

Have you or someone that you know been affected by medical malpractice? If you are lucky you may not have had the occasion to hear the term and learn what it means. Medical malpractice is when a medical staffer neglects the standard of care they are supposed to give. This involves negligence in a number of ways that can vary from issuing the patient to be administered the wrong dose or type of medication to operating using a diet scalpel that results in infections and possibly loss of life in the end. So what should you know about medical malpractice? We're here to help you find out all the things you need to know. Whether you have cause at the current moment to speak to a medical malpractice attorney or just want to [...]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Erb’s Palsy

2017-11-07T21:42:06+00:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

What is Erb's Palsy and why do people often sue over it? Erb's palsy happens during birth-- it's a disorder that often results in weakness of the arm of a baby or in worse cases paralysis. In properly conducted births, this does not occur because it usually only occurs as a result of malpractice. If your baby is suffering from this condition as a result of negligence, you need to consult a medical malpractice attorney.  Erb's Palsy has been the driving force behind a number of medical malpractice suits, and the number is not likely to stop climbing anytime soon. It happens as a result of a stretch injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that branches out with the nerves of the arm. It's located close to the neck and [...]

What Damages Are You Entitled To In a Medical Malpractice Case?

2017-11-07T21:54:17+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Lawyer, Medical Malpractice|Tags: |

When it comes to your medical history, are you eligible for damages in a court of law when it comes to medical malpractice? Medical malpractice unfortunately is more common than you think. You are actually probably just as likely to get into a car accident as you are to experience malpractice as a patient when you are sick. Don't think that the numbers when it comes to injury and death from malpractice are that high? Up to 98,000 deaths of individuals were caused as a direct result of medical errors. This comes according to research published by the Institute for Medicine in 1999. These errors were common and routine enough to cause over a million injuries in the U.S. every single year. Yes, you heard that right. Over a million injuries. So if [...]

Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know

2017-11-07T21:58:25+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It may seem unlikely, but it's true. That means that it isn't as devastating in numbers as heart disease or cancer is-- but it's close. On a personal level, it can seem like the pain from losing anyone due to medical malpractice is unending. Unfortunately, billions are paid out for malpractice suits every year. Read on to find out more about malpractice in the medical field so you're up to date. Medical malpractice could happen to anyone-- an alarming realization, to say the least. The legal definition of this term is when a health-care provider does not provide the standard of care when it comes to treating a patient. Whether they deviated from this standard of care will essentially prove [...]