What to Do When a Delayed Diagnosis Causes Irreversible Harm

When we visit a doctor while experiencing a medical problem, we expect him or her to assess the condition, provide a correct diagnosis, and begin treatment. However, not all doctors uphold this duty. Negligent physicians can delay diagnosing a patient, leading to worsening ailments, additional physical injuries, and irreversible harm. If your doctor delayed your… read more

Birth Injury from Forceps

When delivering an infant, medical professionals have a duty to use safe techniques and avoid causing harm to the baby or the mother. Unfortunately, the use of dangerous equipment like forceps continues to cause harm to newborn children and mothers each year. While forceps themselves may not rise to the level of negligence, injuring a… read more

Allergic Reactions to Contrast Dye

Diagnostic imaging tests are helpful in identifying medical conditions in a noninvasive way, like tumors, cysts, and broken bones. Many types of imaging tests, including CT scans and x-rays, rely on a substance called contrast dye for medical professionals to examine the scanned area. Although many patients undergo a diagnostic scan without complications, others can… read more

Three Major Points to Prove a Medical Malpractice Case

Patients who are injured by a healthcare provider can hold him or her accountable through a medical malpractice claim, recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you are filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, it is important to know what you need to prove in order to hold the at-fault… read more

Bowel Perforation Malpractice

During surgery, medical professionals must uphold a certain standard of care to their patients. In simple terms, a surgeon should not cause harm to a patient while performing a procedure—but some healthcare providers accidentally cut or perforate a patient’s internal organs. In particular, bowel perforation can result in serious, potentially life-threatening complications. If you were… read more

The Risks of Unnecessary Surgery

When a medical professional recommends a surgical procedure, he or she must weigh a few key questions. The healthcare provider must decide whether the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks, and whether the patient truly needs the surgery. However, some surgeons recommend procedures that are unnecessary, posing serious risks to a patient. If you… read more

The Consequences of Pneumonia Misdiagnosis

Pneumonia is a very serious condition, but it is also very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.5 million people were diagnosed with pneumonia in emergency rooms during 2018 alone. Symptoms of pneumonia are very similar to other illnesses, making misdiagnosis very common. However, pneumonia misdiagnosis can be very dangerous… read more

Cases of Altered or Falsified Hospital Records

If you plan on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor, you may wonder if your medical records will be safe. These documents will serve as important pieces of evidence in your claim, and you may worry whether your doctor will alter or tamper with your records before you can obtain them for evidence…. read more

When Is a Medication Error Considered Medical Malpractice?

Medication errors are unfortunately common across the United States. Doctors may accidentally prescribe the wrong medication, administer the wrong dosage, or commit another mistake involving prescription drugs, leading to patient harm. If you have experienced a medication error at the hands of a Missouri healthcare provider, you may be eligible for a medical malpractice claim… read more

Filing a Stroke Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Case

Many patients visit a doctor each year and leave with an incorrect diagnosis. One of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions is stroke, which occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Without prompt medical attention, a stroke can lead to permanent brain damage and death. If you or a loved one visited a doctor… read more