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How to Find the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

August 17, 2022

When an injury is caused by a medical procedure or a healthcare provider’s error, it’s important to find the right medical malpractice lawyer. Finding an attorney that’s a good fit requires asking for personal referrals, doing online research, and checking with your state bar association. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is defined as the […]

How to Find the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue a Doctor for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?

July 29, 2022

After having an adverse prescription reaction, you may wonder, “Can I sue a doctor for prescribing the wrong medication?” Doctors should take into account a patient’s health, medical history, and other prescriptions but sometimes still give patients the wrong prescription. More than 100,000 people report suspected medication errors each year, according to the U.S. Food and […]

Can I Sue a Doctor for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?
Medical Malpractice

How Much Is a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?

July 28, 2022

Results in spinal cord injury claims can vary significantly from case to case depending on how the injury occurred, the damage caused to the injury victim, and the medical prognosis for the victim’s recovery. There is no way to determine how much a spinal cord injury lawsuit is worth without considering all the facts in the […]

How Much Is a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
Medical Malpractice

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?

April 11, 2022

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in Illinois? In most cases in Illinois, patients have a two-year deadline to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. The clock starts ticking the day the patient discovers or could have discovered the medical negligence. In some cases, exceptions to the medical malpractice statutes of limitations […]

How Long Do You Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?

March 21, 2022

Every case has its own unique set of facts. To know what are the odds of winning a medical malpractice suit, it will depend on what occurred in your situation, and whether the correct steps are taken to preserve evidence and prove what happened. Medical malpractice lawsuits are legally and factually difficult cases to successfully prosecute. Insurance […]

What Are the Odds of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?
Birth Injury

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?

January 21, 2022

A birth injury is considered due to medical malpractice when the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, midwife, other medical professionals, or hospital results in a baby being injured before, during, or immediately after delivery.  In certain situations, the mother could be injured. The injuries that the infant or mother suffer could have been prevented if […]

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?

December 20, 2021

Duty, Deviation, Damages, and Direct Cause are the 4 Ds of negligence. These are the legal requirements that a person has to prove to bring a medical malpractice claim successfully. Getting a better understanding of the four Ds helps a person learn how they impact his or her case and establish whether his or her medical […]

What Are the Four Ds of Medical Negligence?
Medical Malpractice

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 05, 2021

Providing inadequate aftercare or failing to provide follow-up care can be a cause of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical facilities and professionals have a duty to follow up with patients after treatment and provide aftercare. Lack of appropriate follow-up care could result in mild ongoing symptoms, worsening of medical conditions, and even death. Failure to […]

Failure to Provide Follow-Up Care May Be Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical Malpractice

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?

October 20, 2021

A USA Today and Kaiser Health examination found that medical errors that result in injuries or death at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are underreported to oversight agencies. At least 17 states do not have mandated reporting requirements applying to surgical centers, even in the case of fatalities. Public access to vital information about surgical centers […]

Are Medical Mistakes in Surgery Centers Going Unreported?
Medical Malpractice

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?

September 27, 2021

Medical malpractice happens when a health care professional causes harm to a patient because of an omission or negligent act. Medical malpractice or negligence involves errors in diagnosis, treatment, health management, medication dosage, or aftercare. A case can only be considered medical malpractice if there is negligence and harm or injury, and the harm or […]

What Is (and Is NOT) Medical Malpractice?