Medical Malpractice

How Can Poor Communication Lead to Patient Deaths?

Many mistakes can contribute to a medical error. A doctor may fail to read test results correctly, ignore a patient’s medical history, or diagnose symptoms as another condition. In many cases, however, poor communication leads to devastating errors that put patients at risk of severe injury—and sometimes death. If you lost a loved one due… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Missouri medical professionals must take specific steps to ensure that the mother and the child are safe and healthy throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. This includes checking a newborn for common post-birth complications, such as low blood sugar, breathing problems, and birth defects. Caput succedaneum is one of these issues. This condition, which occurs when… read more

Common Dental Negligence Lawsuits

When we visit the dentist, we expect him or her to treat us with the care and diligence required of any Missouri healthcare provider. Unfortunately, some dental professionals commit acts of negligence that cause serious harm to patients. If you are injured while you are visiting the dentist, you could file a lawsuit against him… read more

Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy Explained

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that affect a person’s movement, cognitive function, and balance. This condition is caused by damage to the brain and can occur due to a number of factors, including abnormalities during the development process, premature birth, and injuries during the labor and delivery process. If your child develops cerebral palsy… read more

Can You Sue for Bad Plastic Surgery Results?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to uphold his or her duty of care, causing harm to his or her patients. Many types of medical professionals may be liable for medical malpractice, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists—and in limited cases, cosmetic surgeons. However, bad plastic surgery results do not usually rise to the… read more

4 Issues that Could Lead to a Medical Misdiagnosis

Each year, millions of Americans visit emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, and clinics to receive care for illnesses and injuries. It is the responsibility of medical professionals who work at these facilities to provide the correct treatment for and accurately diagnose a patient’s condition. Unfortunately, not all healthcare providers identify conditions correctly, leading to misdiagnoses… read more

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

When seeking treatment from a medical provider, patients retain certain rights. Patients have the right to obtain copies of their medical records when requested. Patients have the right to receive timely, responsive attention to their medical needs. Patients also have the right to receive information about potential treatments, including their costs, benefits, and risks. Doctors… read more

Suing a Doctor for Misdiagnosing Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a serious neurological disorder that leads to memory loss and the deterioration of important cognitive functions. This condition usually occurs in elderly people but can occur in patients of all ages. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease. Since this condition… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

The birth of a new child is a joyous occasion for many families, and we place a great deal of trust in the healthcare providers tasked with an infant’s delivery. However, some medical professionals commit acts of negligent during labor, causing harm to a child and his or her mother. One of the most serious… read more

IV Infiltration and Complications

Intravenous drip feeds, also known as IVs, help deliver fluids such as blood, medication, and nutrients to patients. To administer an IV, a doctor places a needle into a patient’s vein, puts a plastic catheter over the needle, and tapes the catheter into place while removing the needle, allowing fluids to directly enter the bloodstream…. read more