Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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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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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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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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FlatFoot Surgery Complications

What are the risks of flatfoot surgical correction? The feet are an amazing collections of bones and ligaments that support a large amount of weight over a long period of time, but for many individuals, their feet may fail. One condition that adults commonly suffer is “flatfoot” which occurs when the arch of the foot […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2016
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Diagnosing and Treating Foot and Ankle Injuries

What happens if a doctor fails to properly treat my ankle or foot pain? If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, it is necessary for a doctor to perform a thorough examination in order to properly diagnose and treat the injury. Initially, this may require checking for tender spots to pinpoint the location […]

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2016
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To Replace or Not: Total Ankle Arthoplasty

What are the risks of ankle replacement surgery? Many patients suffer from ankle arthritis due to normal wear and tear brought on by aging. Similarly, those who have suffered an injury such as a broken ankle or dislocation can also develop arthritis. Regardless of the cause, arthritis can lead to painful loss of cartilage and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 26 2016
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Chicago Jury Awards $53 Million for Serious Brain Injury at Birth

What were the circumstances of the 2013 lawsuit against Univ. of Chicago Medical Center? In a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy (Isaiah Ewing) and his mother (Lisa Ewing) in 2013 against the University of Chicago Medical Center, a Cook County jury recently awarded $53 million to the pair, the biggest birth […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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