August 17, 2019

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Sepsis is a Common Cause of Hospital Deaths

A trip to the hospital almost always makes us feel better. We can get immediate relief from a multitude of symptoms, get an accurate diagnosis, and follow up with our primary care physician to ensure we adhere to a treatment plan specifically designed for whatever ailment is diagnosed. Sometimes, however, people leave a hospital much […]

Anesthesia-Related Claims

Anesthesia It can be crushing to find out that an anesthesia error caused you grave harm or resulted in the death of a loved one. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, over 2,000 people died during a 10-year period because of anesthesia-related mistakes. A majority (over 42 percent) of those […]

The Dangers of Lithium Toxicity

For decades, the use of lithium in medical treatments was banned in the United States until the 1970s when doctors concluded that it could be used to treat bipolar disorder. However, patients should recognize that lithium can lead to serious side effects and death in some cases. When lithium is prescribed, monitoring by your physician […]

VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

If you have been harmed by medical malpractice in a Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospital, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries. VA medical malpractice claims are more complicated than regular medical malpractice claims and you will need the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your state. Your attorney must […]

Surgical Errors and Birth Injury

When a pregnant woman or newborn requires a surgical procedure, the stakes could not be higher. Due to their inherently fragile natures, newborns are more susceptible to surgical complications than older individuals. Due to this fact, in order to operate successfully, surgeons who operate on pregnant women and newborns must show an extraordinary level of […]

Should Suicide Be Treated As A Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A number of lawyers handle suicide cases as wrongful death lawsuits due to the circumstances surrounding the cases. However, not many attorneys will handle the suicide case as a medical malpractice suit. When treating a suicide case as a medical malpractice one, issues like psychology of the patient need to be understood in order to […]

Overcoming Adversity: From Erb’s Palsy to Paralympic Rower and Silver Medalist

Danielle “Dani” Hansen was injured during childbirth. Erb’s Palsy is a paralysis of the arm due to nerve damage. In Dani’s case, nerve damage near her left shoulder paralyzed her left arm. Doctors offered little hope that she would ever use her left arm, which was shorter than her right arm.    From an early […]

Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

There’s no prescribed method for responding to the news that you or someone you love has prostate cancer. Dealing with the reality of something of this magnitude is a process that takes time and courage. Sometimes this process is made harder by the troubling realization that the cancer could have been treated earlier on in […]

Dealing With the Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Finding out you or a loved one has late stage breast cancer is a devastating affair. There’s quite simply no easy way to deal with such a diagnosis. This is especially true when you find out that the diagnosis was delayed due to forces outside of your control because now, in addition to dealing with […]

1 Percent of US Doctors Accountable for a Third of Malpractice Claims

When it comes to medical malpractice claims in the United States, a new comprehensive study has shown that 1 out of every 100 doctors is responsible for 32 percent of malpractice claims. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Stanford University, analyzed 66,426 claims that were paid against 54,099 […]