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Negligence and Malpractice in Nursing
Nursing

Negligence and Malpractice in Nursing

A medical malpractice committed by a nurse is the same as any other case of malpractice, where there is an omission of care or injury to the patient. To qualify as a medical malpractice case, there should be evidence of failure to adhere to a standard clinical practice that resulted in harm to you or your loved one.

Signs of IV Infiltration & Complications
IV Infiltration

Signs of IV Infiltration & Complications

IV infiltration & extravasation complications can be caused by improper insertion, a shift in the catheter or failure to monitor by health professionals. 

Can I sue my Doctor for misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer?
Colon Cancer

Can I sue my Doctor for misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer?

In order to raise awareness for men’s health, in November many men participate in “No-Shave November”, a movement that asks men to donate whatever money they would spend on hair care to cancer research and prevention

Breast Cancer Overview: Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Overview: Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

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Can I Sue a Doctor for Medical Misdiagnosis?
Misdiagnosis

Can I Sue a Doctor for Medical Misdiagnosis?

Yes, you can sue your doctor or medical professional for misdiagnosis. Many medical malpractice lawsuits result from a failure or delayed diagnosis.

Elder Neglect: Medical Malpractice or Elder Abuse
Elderly

Elder Neglect: Medical Malpractice or Elder Abuse

Due to impaired cognition, isolation, and limited mobility, the elderly are the most vulnerable population of patients in our medical system. Elderly patients are subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation at the hands of professional or family caregivers. Elder neglect is a problem within the medical system; however, it is important to know if the neglect is medical malpractice or elder abuse and how to seek compensation for your loved one.

Horrific Surgical Errors
Surgery

Horrific Surgical Errors

Preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after cancer and heart disease. The Institute of Medicine reported in 1999 that 98,000 people die each year due to mistakes made in hospitals, and the number is on the rise. A 2010 study from the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services reported that hospital mistakes result in more than 180,000 deaths. In 2016, a Johns Hopkins report shows that medical mistakes kill 250,000 people a year.

Medical Malpractice Claim: First Steps
Filing a Lawsuit

Medical Malpractice Claim: First Steps

A medical malpractice case occurs when a patient is injured or mistreated due to an action or inaction beyond the standard of care which they would have received by a different doctor (or other medical professional) in a similar circumstance.

Pediatric Malpractice: Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia

Pediatric Malpractice: Anesthesia Errors

Once a child has to undergo any type of surgery or procedure, they are at risk of experiencing malpractice related to the administration of anesthesia. As a parent, this can be a terrifying thought.