Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against My Dentist?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 23, 2021
Medical malpractice claims allege that a medical professional failed to uphold his or her duty of care to a patient, causing harm to the patient in the process. Many medical professionals can be liable for malpractice, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Dental professionals may also commit acts of negligence that cause harm to patients…. read more
What Is the Difference Between a Missed Diagnosis and a Misdiagnosis?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 18, 2021
When diagnosing a patient’s condition, doctors must perform a comprehensive medical exam, order the appropriate diagnostic tests, and report the results to the patient in a timely manner. If a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a patient, the patient can suffer from a worsening condition and may incur additional damages later on. However, there is… read more
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 16, 2021
During pregnancy, obstetricians have a responsibility to monitor expectant mothers for prenatal complications, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes. Unfortunately, not all medical professionals uphold this duty, leading to worsening conditions and harm to both the mother and the infant. In cases involving ectopic pregnancy, potentially fatal consequences can occur. If your doctor misdiagnosed your… read more
What Is A Doctor’s Duty Of Care?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 11, 2021
Doctors hold certain legal responsibilities when providing care to their patients. Specifically, these medical professionals must uphold a duty to provide patients with an appropriate level of care for their medical conditions. Unfortunately, not all doctors uphold this standard, known as the duty of care, and cause harm to their patients. If you suffer an… read more
What Are My Legal Options Regarding Heart Surgery Malpractice?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 9, 2021
While all surgical procedures carry some degree of complexity, heart surgeries are especially delicate. Any slight error could lead to serious complications and, in some cases, death. Surgeons must receive extensive training to ensure that they can perform these procedures safely and effectively. Unfortunately, not all surgeons take the proper care and precaution while performing… read more
What Is A Breach Of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 4, 2021
Whether you are attending an annual checkup or require emergency medical care, your doctor has a legal responsibility to keep your medical information private. The doctor-patient confidentiality agreement is based on the concept that you should have the right to seek medical treatment without fear of your doctor disclosing your private health information. If you… read more
Does Sexual Misconduct Fall Under Medical Malpractice?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 2, 2021
We trust doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers to provide competent, respectful, and well-informed care. Unfortunately, some medical providers fail to uphold this standard of care, engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with patients who trust them. Sexual misconduct by any medical professional falls under medical malpractice. If you have experienced sexual misconduct while receiving medical… read more
Laryngeal Nerve Birth Injuries
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 24, 2021
Childbirth is an exciting time—but it can also be very risky. Without proper care and training, medical professionals such as nurses, surgeons, and obstetricians can commit devastating acts of negligence that harm both mother and child. One common birth injury involves the laryngeal nerves, or the nerves responsible for breathing, crying, and swallowing. If your… read more
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Cystic Fibrosis
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 17, 2021
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. There is no cure for this condition, and children born with cystic fibrosis have a significantly shorter life expectancy than average. With advanced genetic testing options available, prospective parents can determine whether they carry the cystic fibrosis gene before… read more
Fatal Consequences of Ectopic Pregnancy Misdiagnosis
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 15, 2021
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting parts of life—but it can also be very risky. If you are expecting, it is important to attend regular prenatal appointments to ensure that you and your child are safe throughout the duration of your pregnancy. While many doctors strive to provide the best possible care for their… read more