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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 [...]

Dealing with the Aftermath of a Birth Injury to Your Newborn

2018-09-26T06:28:04+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Birth Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

No one ever wants to think of anything when it comes to having a baby other than a happy and a healthy birth. That is every parent's wish and they want their child to have the best shot at life. When it comes to birth, no one wants to imagine that their baby might sustain a birth injury. It may be the last thing on their minds even, but unfortunately, a certain percentage of new parents have to deal with this issue every year. When you are dealing with a birth injury, you may be feeling that this is a worst case scenario. Confronting this situation may feel like you are in a bad dream. Birth injuries can occur from a number of reasons, including medical malpractice. Other situations could be a delayed [...]

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 [...]

Medical Malpractice, Alarm Fatigue Gets Attention

2017-11-07T22:12:32+00:00April 13th, 2016|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: |

Do you trust a hospital to take care of you? If you were staying in a hospital and your life relied on an alarm and a response to the sounding of that alarm, how confident are you that you would get the care that you need in order to save your life? Maybe you'd rather not know the statistics or the problems plaguing private and public hospitals these days. As much as people would like to believe that medical workers are miracle workers, at the end of the day they are all human and susceptible to the same human weaknesses that everyone else is. Unfortunately, you or someone that you love may be injured or even pass away as a result of this type of malpractice. It may also worry you to know [...]

When You Should Sue A Nursing Home for Medical Negligence

2017-11-07T22:19:02+00:00February 16th, 2016|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , |

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you want to know that they are receiving the very best in care. However, mistakes do happen. While we'd all like to think that our loved ones aren't susceptible to these kinds of errors, the truth is that things like this happen all the time. No one is immune to human error, but you can seek compensation and justice for the damage caused. If a nursing home health staff makes an error in medication, you could have a case for medical malpractice. Read on to find out more about when you should sue a nursing home for medical negligence. When You Should Sue A Nursing Home for Medical Negligence An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will be able to tell you whether you have [...]

Sobering Medical Report May Validate Your Fears

2017-11-07T22:20:59+00:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , |

How many times have you been sick or had something wrong with you but were scared that you would go to a doctor or the hospital, only to be misdiagnosed? It's a pretty common to fear to have, and at times you might feel that you're being overly paranoid. The terrible thing is, that fear is actually pretty valid, according to a new report. The report was released by the Institute of Medicine this week and it's called "Improving Diagnosis In Health Care." The Institute also published a landmark report in 1999 that was titled 'To Err is Human.' It's their most recent report that is getting people even more worried, however. The report is cracking open people's perceptions about the capacity of medicine and revealing sobering statistics about just how likely the [...]