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X-Rays of a Hallux Varus Case

We often say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. In podiatry, x-rays are like a picture and they, too, are worth 1,000 words. In this case example, the patient suffered from a bunion deformity (hallux valgus) shown in X-ray #1 taken with the patient standing and the x-ray camera looking down: X-ray #1 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Military Families May Soon Be Able to Sue for Medical Malpractice

What recourse do military families currently have if their loved one is a victim of medical malpractice? An important bill is working its way through the legislature that would change existing laws concerning medical malpractice in the military. Legislation was recently passed by the House of Representatives that would allow some military members to file […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Your First Steps to Building a Medical Malpractice Case

Do I need a medical malpractice attorney to build a case? If you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may have a viable medical malpractice case. Doctors and other medical professionals are trained to diagnose and assist those with injuries or illnesses, but at times their care falls short […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2020
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Dental Malpractice Caused by Dirty Tools

What injuries can dirty surgical tools inflict? We go to the dentist to protect our dental hygiene, but what happens when the dentist fails to use proper hygiene when it comes to their dental instruments? Dental tools must be properly sterilized to prevent patient illnesses. Despite clear protocols when it comes to sterilization, cases of […]

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2020
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Woman with an injury caused by podiatric malpractice

Determining Whether Podiatric Malpractice Caused Your Injury

How do I know if my injury was caused by podiatric malpractice? The first question most injured podiatric patients will ask is whether their injury was caused by medical malpractice. Millions of patients will sustain injuries or illnesses following medical treatment, or a lack of medical treatment, each year, but not all of these injuries […]

  • Posted on: Dec 17 2019
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Preparing to Meet with Your Medical Malpractice Attorney

What documents should I bring to meet with my medical malpractice attorney? If you have suffered an injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, you will need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice cases are complex and time is of the essence. Your […]

  • Posted on: Dec 10 2019
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Dental and Podiatric Malpractice discusses how routine practice is used in dental malpractice cases.

Evidence of Habit or Routine Practice in Dental Malpractice Cases

Is evidence of a dentist’s routine practice admissible in court? Dentists routinely perform hundreds or even thousands of dental procedures each year. Often, when a dentist is sued for medical malpractice, he or she will not recall the exact events leading up to the lawsuit. Accordingly, a dentist will often take the stand and instead […]

  • Posted on: Dec 3 2019
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Could Medical Marijuana Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases?

Currently, 33 states across the country have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, including the states of New York and New Jersey. Several other states have legalized the use of CBD products, which is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. However, at the federal level, marijuana remains a controlled dangerous substance. This disparity between state and federal […]

  • Posted on: Nov 26 2019
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Woman visiting the dentist after researching her dentist's background.

Check Your Dentist’s Background Before Going Under the Knife

How can I look up whether my dentist has had any medical malpractice lawsuits? There are nearly 20,000 dentists in the United States, and statistics provided by the National Practitioner Data Bank suggest that every dentist will have at least one lawsuit alleging dental malpractice filed against him or her during their career. Between the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 19 2019
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Female lawyer talking to a jury in medical malpractice case.

Jury Awards Family of Brain Injured Baby $101 Million

What are the grounds for medical malpractice during the birth of a baby? Recently, a Chicago jury awarded the family of a brain-damaged child with $101 million due to medical malpractice. The child suffered brain damage when he was deprived of oxygen for approximately six hours while still in the womb. Evidence presented at the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 12 2019
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