Can you File a Medical Malpractice Claim for Kidney Cancer Misdiagnosis?
When an individual visits a physician or hospital in hopes of receiving answers about the kidney symptoms that they are experiencing, the last thing they want is the healthcare provider to waste their time and money by misdiagnosing them. However, this happens more often than you can imagine. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality…Read More
Examples of Chiropractic Malpractice
Chiropractic care has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to traditional medical treatments. While many chiropractors provide excellent care to their patients, there are instances where their actions can cause harm. Chiropractic malpractice occurs when a chiropractor fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in injury or harm to the…Read More
Do You Have a Legal Case if You Have Suffered a Stillbirth?
Stillbirths are a devastating and heart-wrenching experience for any parent. Losing a baby before birth can be especially difficult, as parents often have not had the opportunity to bond with their child or prepare for their arrival. Unfortunately, in some cases, stillbirths are caused by medical negligence or malpractice. According to ProPublica, “as many as…Read More
Can I Sue if a Doctor-in-Training Causes Me Harm?
When you go to a hospital for any reason, such as to undergo surgery or receive treatment for a serious injury, you expect the physicians and other staff to provide the best care possible. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can occur, resulting in physical harm and possibly psychological trauma. And while physicians, surgeons, and nurses often come…Read More
Errors in a Mississippi Emergency Room
When you go to the emergency room for an illness or injury, you expect to be cared for appropriately by the doctors and nurses. You never expect to suffer an injury at the hands of those who are supposed to provide you with the highest level of care. However, errors in the emergency room are…Read More
Florida Surgeon Faces 350 Lawsuits from Patients Injured During Surgery
A Jacksonville, Florida orthopedic surgeon who retired in 2020 is facing 350 lawsuits, with more to come, from patients claiming he caused them injuries, complications, and in one case, loss of life. The lawsuits, also filed against his clinic and place of employment, allege Dr. Richard David Heekin displayed signs of a progressive neurological disorder,…Read More
Designer Prenatal Tests Hurt More Than Help
Expecting a new baby is a magical, wonderful thing full of joy. Whether it is a family’s first or ninth, knowing a new life is going to join your world is typically the best news someone can receive. That is why they jump right into preparations in every way possible. Designing a nursery, choosing a…Read More
Female Patients at Greater Risk of Injury and Death with Male Surgeons
There are countless situations that could land someone in the hospital and in need of surgical care. The human body is capable of many things, but is nowhere near indestructible, which means accidents of all sorts can have tragic, dangerous consequences. Doctors and hospitals exist for this very reason — to treat those in need,…Read More
Doctors Are Failing Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders
Did you know there are prescription drugs designed to help people who have alcohol abuse disorders? As a matter of fact, there are several medications – including acamprosate and disulfiram, to name two – that help people who suffer from alcohol abuse to cut back on their drinking. Yet healthcare professionals rarely prescribe these drugs…Read More
New Study Reveals Common Types of Medical Malpractice Misdiagnoses
A new study by the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a data analytics business (CRICO Strategies) based in Boston analyzed the main causes of medical diagnostic errors. The study focused on three severe medical illnesses- cancers, infections, and vascular events (heart attacks and strokes). The researchers studied the top five conditions that…Read More