Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice law governs the liability of doctors and other treatment providers when they cause harm to a patient by rendering their services in a negligent manner. All states have their own laws and procedures to handle these specialized personal injury cases.

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  • When Patients Place Trust in Professionals, Accountability is Vital

    When you suffer from a medical condition in the United States, you are forced to place your trust in the hands of a vast network of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, drug makers, and medical device manufacturers. If you’re told that you have a heart condition, you might be able to seek a second opinion if you’re lucky enough to have the financial resources or health insurance, but you can’t double-check the diagnosis based on your own intuition or a quick web search.

  • Is Your Doctor Experienced Enough to Operate on You?

    When you need a medical operation, you will naturally have a lot of concerns and questions about your health and your recovery, but one question that may not immediately occur to you is: how experienced is your doctor at the surgery they are going to perform on you? It should, however, be among the top of the list of your questions regarding surgery.

  • Handling Online Defamation of Physicians

    With the growth of online review websites, physicians nationwide face an increasing risk of unwarranted defamation. No one wants to hear disparaging remarks about them. When statements are false and have a negative impact on a physician’s practice, the remarks are especially troubling.

  • Nursing Malpractice Claims Lives

    Nurses are often the front line of medical care for patients. When a nurse fails to provide a certain standard of care and that failure injures a patient, medical malpractice may be involved.

  • Off-Label Use of Medicine and Liability

    A recent case has resulted in an ophthalmologist being held liable for injury to a patient who lost their vision from off-label use of a medication, known as Avastin. “Off-label” use is the unapproved use of a medication that has been approved for other uses.

  • Burnout among Doctors Can Have a Major Impact on Quality of Care

    When Dr. Dianne Shannon started practicing medicine, she wanted to help people. She was an internist working in outpatient clinics in Boston, and, while she enjoyed the opportunities she had to give aid to people in need, the demands of the job took their toll.

  • Cardiology Expert Witness and Why Lawyers May Need One
      by HG.org

    When someone has been involved in medical malpractice with the heart, a cardiology expert witness is often necessary. These professionals have knowledge of what standard guidelines should be used when performing surgery, medical treatment and in prescribing medication. If the physician appointed to the patient did not follow standard procedure, he or she could be liable for damages to the victim of the incident.

  • Autopsies Are Useful in Proving Medical Malpractice

    An autopsy is the internal and external examination of the body used to determine the cause of fatality. An autopsy is comprehensive, involving surgical procedures, laboratory analysis, and the assessment of medical records.

  • Protecting the Elderly in Texas

    A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled to take effect in September. No longer will nursing homes with multiple citations for repeated violations get a break from hefty fines imposed by regulators.

  • Pain after Flu Shot? There’s a Government Program for That

    Pain after a flu shot could be a sign of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a potentially-serious shoulder injury or another vaccine-related medical condition. Individuals diagnosed with injuries and illnesses following their flu vaccinations are entitled to no-fee legal representation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


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