Medical malpractice refers to any case where a doctor or other medical professional engages in negligent or reckless conduct that results in harm to a patient. This harm can be a result of something they did to the patient, such as performing the wrong surgery on a patient, or it can be a result of carelessness, such as misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose an ailment in a timely fashion. Here are a few common issues that arise in medical malpractice cases.
Did they really do anything wrong?
There is a difference between making a mistake and being negligent or reckless. … Read the rest
If you watch certain kinds of television, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “medical malpractice” before. It’s a surprisingly common problem, and one most people hope to never deal with. But what exactly is it, and how do you know if you’ve been the victim of malpractice?… Read the rest
On July 16, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong and the rest of the crew of Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy with the goal of being the first humans to land on the moon. On July 20th the goal was reached, in what would be deemed “one small step for man, one giant leap for man-kind.” Upon returning to earth, the astronauts were seen as American heroes. Unfortunately, in 2012, Neil Armstrong passed away after undergoing an emergency heart surgery at a Cincinnati Ohio hospital.… Read the rest
In general, plastic surgery has become extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttocks augmentation is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States. Like any cosmetic procedure, buttocks augmentation presents an increased risk of serious medical complications. However, if the medical complication occurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence, a person may have grounds to recover damages.… Read the rest
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), there are 18.4 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that makes it difficult for a person to breathe. When an individual has asthma his or her airways narrow, swell, and cause excess mucus, which triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks may be triggered by a number of factors, such as allergies or excessive physical activity. … Read the rest
In the United States, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death. Colonoscopies are an essential part of diagnosing colon cancer. However, colonoscopies can result in serious or sometimes fatal injuries if not completed correctly. A colonoscopy is a procedure conducted by a gastroenterologist to assess the large intestine for polyps, inflammation, and bacteria. According to the American Cancer Society, people age 50 and over should be screened regularly for colon cancer.… Read the rest
In recent years, plastic surgery has become extremely popular, especially among the millennial generation. Like any surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery or cosmetic surgery, including Botox and injectable fillers has risks. However, with elective procedures becoming increasingly popular, more patients have suffered serious complications as a result of medical negligence. It is important for patients to know that even though they are harmed during an elective procedure, they may still have grounds to recover damages for their injuries.… Read the rest
Pitocin and Syntocinon are brand names for the drug Oxytocin, which is a synthetic hormone used to speed up the process of childbirth. The drug is administered intravenous and delivers concentrations of calcium to a layer of the uterine wall. This helps to promote uterine contractions.… Read the rest
A proposed medical malpractice reform may soon put patients’ health care at risk. H.R. 1215, the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017, would place a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases for anyone who has health care coverage under a federal program, subsidy, or tax benefit. This includes those who are covered under the Affordable Care Act, service member and veteran health plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. The federal reform will supersede any state law regarding claims of non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, including joint and several liability. The proposed reform may … Read the rest
When we visit the doctor or are under the care of a medical professional, there is a certain expectation that we will receive good treatment and that no harm will befall us. That is the unspoken pact between a medical professional and the patient. Sadly, there are many instances in which that pact is broken. In these cases, it’s important to speak with our personal injury attorneys to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Right now, our team would like to focus on one especially dangerous kind of medical mistake: surgeon error. These acts of surgical negligence are inexcusable and the … Read the rest