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Horrific Dental Accident Causes Girl’s Mouth to Catch on Fire

What are the requirements to file a valid dental malpractice claim? A terrible incident involving a Las Vegas dentist has left a young girl with serious injuries.  According to the dental malpractice lawsuit filed in a Las Vegas area district court, the five-year-old girl went in to Just for Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics for placement […]

  • Posted on: Feb 19 2020
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Exploring the Complex Medical Malpractice Case of Justina Pelletier

Did the physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital meet the standards of medical care in treating Justina Pelletier? A troubling medical malpractice case filed against Boston Children’s Hospital has captured national attention.  In 2013, 14-year-old Justina Pelletier was being treated at Tufts for mitochondrial disease, which causes nerve and muscle issues. During a family trip, her […]

  • Posted on: Feb 12 2020
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Man with foot pain who has a podiatric malpractice case.

The Average Length of a Podiatric Malpractice Case

When should I expect my podiatric malpractice case to be complete? Our feet are some of the most important organs of the body.  We rely on our feet to carry us from place to place and for all types of mobile activities.  When we run into a foot-related issue, we may need the care and […]

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2020
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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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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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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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