Understanding Brain Damage in Medical Malpractice Cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulted in 2.5 million emergency room visits, 282,000 hospitalizations, and 56,000 deaths in 2013 alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A TBI may be caused by any number of events, including medical negligence or malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional […]

  • Posted on: Jun 16 2017
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Culpable Conduct Defense in Dental Malpractice Cases in NY

What is the culpable conduct defense? Dental malpractice plaintiffs will face several challenges in bringing a successful claim for injuries suffered due to a failed root canal, bad extraction, botched dental surgery, and the like.  One potential defense that plaintiffs should anticipate is the culpable conduct defense.  In some cases, a patient’s culpable conduct could […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2017
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Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy

What are my legal rights if my child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy? Around 8,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cerebral palsy is considered the most common motor related disability in children.  While cerebral palsy can have several […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2017
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Can I Sue For A Wrong Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis?

Too many patients are misdiagnosed in US hospitals. According to a 2014 report, 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year – that’s one out of 20 patients. One of the worst things about a misdiagnosis is that it sets you up for a longer treatment cycle therefore you spend more on medication and treatments, you […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2017
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Errors in Root Canal Treatments

What are the most common mistakes made during root canal treatments? A root canal, also referred to as endodontic treatment, is performed to repair a tooth that has become badly decayed, inflamed, or infected.  During the procedure, the nerve and pulp within the affected tooth is removed and replaced with a filler.  Root canals can […]

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2017
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Patient Sues Podiatrist for Malpractice After Foot Surgery Gone Wrong

What are some common foot surgery errors that lead to malpractice cases? A foot surgery patient in Cook County, Illinois has filed a malpractice action against his podiatrist, claiming the physician chose the wrong course of treatment and left the patient with ongoing pain and mobility problems.  The patient is seeking more than $50,000 in […]

  • Posted on: Apr 13 2017
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How do you prove medical malpractice?

When you undergo medical care or treatment, your healthcare professional has an obligation to provide appropriate care and services. While people generally trust that their doctor or other medical professional will alleviate any problems they might be having, often, those people end up in worse shape then when they came for help. In those cases, […]

  • Posted on: Mar 22 2017
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Podiatric Malpractice Lawsuit Revived by NY Appellate Court

Could my podiatrist be liable if he or she did not adequately inform me of the risks of foot surgery? While any foot surgery can be intimidating, podiatric surgery on infants is particularly frightening for the parents and children involved.  One New York family had the horrific experience of watching their infant suffer constant pain […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2017
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Medical Errors Continue to Cause Hospital-Related Deaths

How many patients die in the hospital due to medical errors? According to three recent journal reports, it is estimated that over 200,000 people die due to medical errors in hospitals across the United States each year.  Some believe this figure is far higher, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2017
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