Dental Malpractice Suit after 6-Year-Old Dies Following Simple Dental Procedure

Why does U.S. law often work to protect dentists rather than patients? No parents should have to suffer the tragedy recently endured by a California couple. Tim and Eliza Sears lost their beloved kindergartener, Caleb, during an uncomplicated dental procedure. In addition to suing the oral surgeon involved, Dr. Doucet, for malpractice, they are seeking […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2016
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Don’t Have a Toothache in Maine!

Why do Maine dentists keep practicing despite serious violations? A recent research study performed by WGME (a Maine affiliate of CBS) found that dozens of dentists in Maine are continuing to practice after their work was documented as falling below the standard of care. In some cases, these dentists had even admitted to charges of […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2016
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Defining Dental Malpractice

What are the elements necessary to file a dental malpractice lawsuit? Dental malpractice, like medical malpractice, is not as infrequent an occurrence as one might expect. It is also not often easy to prove. Dental malpractice is said to occur when a dental patient is harmed by care that is below normal standards. There are […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2016
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Florida’s Discriminatory Medical Malpractice Laws

When do you become ineligible to sue for medical malpractice in Florida? Believe it or not, in Florida, if an individual dies as a result of malpractice, the courts will not award damages to the victim’s family unless a number of criteria are met. According to Florida’s discriminatory Wrongful Death Act, if a person dies […]

  • Posted on: Apr 27 2016
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Defining Dental Malpractice

What are the elements necessary to file a dental malpractice lawsuit? Dental malpractice, like medical malpractice, is not as infrequent an occurrence as one might expect. It is also not often easy to prove. Dental malpractice is said to occur when a dental patient is harmed by care that is below normal standards. There are […]

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2016
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Podiatric Misdiagnosis of Gout

What are some of the misconceptions about gout and why is it often misdiagnosed? Gout has long been a misunderstood, and often misdiagnosed, condition. Though for centuries the disorder was believed to be a disease of the wealthy and overindulgent, in actuality it is no such thing. The majority of people who develop gout do […]

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2016
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Veteran Permanently Injured by Surgery at VA Hospital Wins Appeal

As practitioners of medical malpractice, each of our firms is dedicated to helping victims recover – no matter how long it takes. In some cases, such as the one profiled today, receiving full and adequate compensation may require initiating an appeal following an adverse or inadequate jury verdict. However, no matter what, our team of […]

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2016
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A New Surgical Method for Bunion Correction?

In Podiatry Today, Volume 27, Issue 9, September 2014, there is an article describing a “minimal incision” approach to bunion (hallux valgus) surgery by authors Norman A. Siddiqui, DPM and Guido LaPorta, DPM.  The authors recognize that while this is not new in the United States, it is not a common form of bunion correction […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2014
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