Medical Malpractice

Understanding Diagnosis-Related Medical Malpractice

When we go to the doctor, we place a great deal of trust in the physicians who treat us. We trust that these professionals will assess and evaluate our symptoms in a comprehensive, competent way. We also trust that they will take the necessary steps to accurately diagnose our injury or illness. Unfortunately, this is… read more

Is “Loss of Chance” Cause for Medical Malpractice?

When treating patients, doctors have a duty to diagnose the condition to the best of their ability and to prescribe the appropriate course of treatment. Unfortunately, some physicians make negligent mistakes while diagnosing patients, leading to a worse prognosis than if they had identified the condition earlier. If you developed a worsening illness due to… read more

Risperdal Dangerous Side Effects

Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication that first came onto the market in 1993. Used to treat mental health conditions like autism-associated behavioral disorders and schizophrenia, Risperdal has had a positive impact on a number of patients. However, the manufacturer has failed to disclose its dangerous side effects. Many patients are filing lawsuits after experiencing injuries… read more

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

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