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Feb 11, 2020

Failure to Diagnose and Treat Cancer

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Conditions and illnesses that are not diagnosed in a timely manner are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice. If a person doesn’t receive a proper diagnosis in time, they could die from a preventable illness. Alternatively, delays in treatment could mean a patient may not make a complete recovery. Whenever there is a delay in a proper diagnosis, a patient can suffer severe impacts to their health. Our medical malpractice lawyers have obtained [...]

Jan 7, 2020

Doctor Who Danced During Surgery Is Suspended by Georgia Medical Board

By |January 7th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Georgia medical board suspended a dermatologist after they learned, by viewing a video, that she was dancing to a hip-hop song called “Cut It” while conducting a surgical procedure. The board said that by continuing to practice she “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.” The report about the dancing dermatologist was reported in the New York Times on June 7, 2018. The physician, who is the medical director of a [...]

Dec 3, 2019

When Is “Failure to Treat” an Act of Medical Malpractice?

By |December 3rd, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Physicians have more than a duty to treat patients with any disease according to current medical standards. As long as a doctor agrees to examine a patient, the doctor has a duty to actively take steps that are in the best interest of the patient. A failure to treat a patient in a timely manner can have devastating consequences. If the failure to treat according to medical standards causes the patient to suffer physical harm, [...]

Jun 25, 2019

Why Is Placental Abruption So Dangerous?

By |June 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The placenta grows in the mother’s uterus during pregnancy. The placenta sends oxygen and nutrients to the baby during the growth of the fetus. The placenta is attached to the uterine wall. The baby is attached to placenta through the umbilical cord. A placenta abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterus before the fetus is ready to be born. It is one of the most dangerous scenarios to mother and the child, [...]

May 15, 2019

New Bill Would Allow Service Members to Sue for Military Medical Malpractice

By |May 15th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30, lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow service members to sue the government when they’re a victim of military medical malpractice. Introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, the bill included sponsors and support on both sides of the aisle. The bill, called the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, arrived in front of legislators on [...]

Mar 25, 2019

Why You Need a Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer

By |March 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

To win a medical malpractice case, a patient must be able to prove that the health provider failed to provide a duty of care that a “reasonable and prudent” health provider would have provided. When doctors, hospitals, and other health providers fail to make a correct diagnosis, botch a surgery, fail to obtain an informed consent, fail to provide the right treatments, or make mistakes that cause harm – they should be held accountable for [...]

Oct 2, 2018

Epinephrine Shots After Cardiac Arrest Leading to Brain Damage

By |October 2nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Medical teams throughout Mississippi and across the nation have commonly used adrenaline, also called epinephrine, for many decades to treat emergency cardiac arrest victims in an attempt to save their lives. Traditionally, adrenaline is use when CPR and electric shocks have failed to start the heart and restore breathing. New information available, however, provides evidence that the use of epinephrine in these cases only increases the survival odds of patients to slight degree, while at [...]

Aug 23, 2018

Beyoncé Opens Up about Preeclampsia – What You Should Know

By |August 23rd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Recently, superstar performer Beyoncé gave an interview to Vogue magazine where she spoke about her experience with preeclampsia while pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir, and subsequent emergency C-section. Preeclampsia (previously known as “toxemia”) is a complication of pregnancy that can cause high blood pressure, kidney damage, and other serious health problems. This condition can be life-threatening to both the mother and baby, and typically develops during the last trimester, but can develop earlier. [...]

Aug 14, 2018

When a Doctor Fails to Diagnose a Spinal Cord Abscess

By |August 14th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A spinal cord abscess—also called an epidural abscess—is a rare yet potentially deadly infection in the skull or spinal cord. This infection can be easily missed or misdiagnosed by some doctors, which can lead to long-lasting or catastrophic effects on the patient. If this has happened to you or a loved one, read on to find out more about this condition and learn about your legal options. What is an epidural abscess? An epidural abscess [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Medical Malpractice and Never Events

By |July 24th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

According to a 2016 New York Daily News story, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has tripled the number of legal settlements it’s made since 2011 due to medical error and faulty construction projects. Yearly payments of $338 million were made by the VA in 2015 alone. Medical providers who fail to follow standard medical procedures should be held responsible, if they work in the private sector or if they work for the Veterans Administration. [...]

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