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  • How To Plan The First Meeting With Your Medical Malpractice Attorney

    Medical negligence cases are on the rise, thanks to the influx of unprofessional medical practitioners. Medical-related errors have changed the life of many patients. At worse, they have led to untimely deaths. Thus, if you are lucky to be alive, thank God. This is the time to seek justice. You don’t have to suffer from errors made by your medical practitioners. Seeking compensation is the best option. Here is how to prepare and meet a lawyer for your medical malpractice case....

  • Can Medical Malpractice Cause Post-Traumatic Stress?

    If you are still struggling with emotional distress after experiencing harm from your doctor, you might be eligible for significant compensation. Depending on your symptoms, you could be dealing with post-traumatic stress. Not everyone realizes that malpractice can be considered traumatic if certain conditions are met....

  • Who is accountable for medical malpractice, how to deal with it?

    Medical malpractice means a medical professional failed to provide a high standard of care for their patient, with that lack of care resulting in an injury. The claims include but are not limited to surgical errors. Doctors could provide the wrong or inferior medication, fail to provide a timely diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening disease, or fail to use updated equipment to perform testing or procedures. After a person sustains bodily harm at the hands of their physician, they may have a...

  • 10 Things to Know About Medical Malpractice and Injury Law

    They involve a considerable amount of money either in carrying out investigations or settling the aggrieved person. It has the potential of harming the reputation of any medical institution as well. Your doctor can be wrong, and in this case, it would be best to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. There are many crucial things people need to know about medical malpractice and injury laws....

  • Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

    Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that happens when a medical or other health care professional deviates from the standards of care in their profession through a negligent act or omission, thereby causing injury to a patient. Negligent omissions include failure to disclose test results or to provide proper aftercare. Negligent acts include diagnostic errors and prescription drug errors. What is not medical malpractice? There are many scenarios that can lead to an unhappy patient tha...

  • Adjust the cap on compensation for medical malpractice

    Under a 1975 California law known as MICRA – the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act – the victim of medical malpractice may collect no more than $250,000 for pain and suffering, regardless of how devastating the injuries might be. As the state that leads the nation in protection of consumers, how can this gross injustice be allowed to stand?...

  • How COVID-19 may impact malpractice lawsuits

    COVID-19 is prompting significant changes to malpractice laws and regulations at the state and federal levels. Since COVID-19 arrived in the United States, health care providers have been working tirelessly to address every aspect of the pandemic. The public saw how frontline workers were making sacrifices day in and day out to keep as many people healthy as possible. But even as the media focused on this heroic work, behind the scenes COVID-19 was prompting significant changes to malpractice la...

  • Medical Malpractice Cases Can Be Categorized In 3 Ways

    When a doctor and/or other medical professional(s) harm a patient by intention or error it is called a medical malpractice as they have failed to comply with their medical duties. Each state has different rules about medical malpractice. Some need you to inform the doctor ahead of time, some not. Whereas some states have regulations when the case should be filed....

  • Mistakes Hospitals Make That Can Lead To A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    No matter how great the doctor you work with is, everyone makes mistakes. Sadly, when it’s the doctor making a mistake, it can significantly impact your quality of life. If this happens, It may leave the doctor open to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Mistakes such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or improper amounts of anesthesia may lead to malpractice claims. It would be best if you talked to someone who is experienced in handling these types of cases, so you are aware of your rights. Below,...

  • Medical malpractice: What you should know before filing a lawsuit

    Medical malpractice can happen when your doctor or any other medical professional like a nurse harms you because they failed to do their duties competently. Keep in mind that each state has its rules when it comes to medical malpractice, so these rules tend to vary depending on where you are filing a lawsuit. For example, some states require you to tell your physician ahead of time before filing a lawsuit. However, there are some general rules that are quite common in most medical malpractice ca...

  • Eye-opening medical malpractice cases of 2021

    Like it or not, medical malpractice litigation—or at least the specter of it—comes with the territory of being a physician. According to the AMA, more than 34% of physicians face a malpractice lawsuit at some point in their career, and nearly 50% are sued by the time they’re over the age of 55....

  • Two more complaints allege medical malpractice, neglect in nursing homes

    Two court cases have been filed against the Life Care Center of Blount County, alleging medical malpractice and negligence that led to the wrongful death of family members. John W. Hanes filed a case against the nursing home on Aug. 10, 2021, on behalf of his deceased wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Dobbins Hanes. Cherie Meece filed a case on Jan. 28, 2020, on behalf of her deceased father, Ralph Herman Watson. Both cases are open in Blount County Circuit Court — meaning a judge or jury hasn’t d...

  • What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need For Medical Malpractice and Personal Injuries?

    Individuals and their families can suffer long-term consequences after being engaged in a vehicle accident, especially when the at-fault person illegally flees the accident scene without reporting their details. Medical bills, lost wages from missed work, pain, and property damage are common problems for injured individuals and their families. If you or your loved one has been harmed in a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to compensation, even if you don’t know who is to blame....

  • The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence

    You may hear the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” used interchangeably to refer to lawsuits against doctors, surgeons, and other medical care providers. However, the two phrases refer to two distinct concepts with substantially differing qualifications and consequences. Medical malpractice requires an additional element that medical negligence does not: intent. To prove medical malpractice, a plaintiff must show that the medical care provider acted (or failed to act)...

  • How A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You with Your Case

    Mistakes are a common reality in life. There are many instances where mistakes happen. The impact of some mistakes can be negligible, while others can be very costly. Some of the costliest certainly take place in the medical world. This is considering that they can cause severe changes or even result in the death of a patient with ripple effects on the life of their family members and friends. Doctors who make mistakes that affect a patient can be sued for medical malpractice. Even worse is the ...

  • Should You Sue for Medical Malpractice?

    Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States alone. Many other countries around the world have similar statistics. However, just because you fall sick because of any action taken by a medical professional, it does not mean you have a medical malpractice case. A medical malpractice case is a serious issue, and you should ensure you have a strong case before making a claim against a doctor, clinic, or hospital. You should know that medical malpractice cases tend to ...

  • Medical malpractice and the pandemic: it’s complicate

    Since the first appearance of COVID-19 in the U.S., American healthcare providers have been working tirelessly to address every aspect of the pandemic. The general public saw on a daily basis how frontline workers were making sacrifices day in and day out to keep as many people healthy as possible. But while the media focused on this heroic work, behind the scenes, COVID was prompting significant changes to malpractice laws and regulations at the state and federal levels. Providers should be awa...

  • What Instances call for Hiring a Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer

    You may come across several instances of medical malpractice in the present time. Carelessness, surgical error, or misdiagnosis by the experts in the industry could lead to mental, physical, and financial hardships for the rest of your life. The aggrieved party should fight for his or her rights for adequate and fair compensation from the negligent party legally. As a result, the aggrieved party should hire the services of a professional, who is an expert in medical malpractice cases. You could ...

  • Pursuing a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Malpractice Claim

    Every year, thousands of vets suffer from poor medical treatment they receive at VA hospitals or medical facilities. From medication and diagnosis errors, to surgical errors and wrongful death, the consequences caused by the negligence of VA doctors or employees can have a drastic impact on a veteran’s life well beyond their trip to the outpatient center. Many are under the assumption that filing a lawsuit against the federal government is impossible, but that is simply not true. If you or a l...

  • Most medical malpractice cases on strokes involve diagnosis-related issues

    Delayed treatment of a stroke, possibly caused by misdiagnosis, can cause permanent disability and death, a blog post of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Professional Corporation, a Toronto-based medical malpractice firm has said. The blog post emphasized that recognizing a stroke’s symptoms, obtaining a correct diagnosis and receiving timely medical treatment are essential to minimize the long-term impacts and damages caused by a stroke and even save one’s life....