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Common Dental Negligence Lawsuits

  April 20, 2018     By HG.org
Common forms of negligence usually lead to litigation claims against the dentist or the practice when the patient suffers injury during his or...
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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  April 18, 2018     By HG.org
Many of the country’s seniors live in nursing homes and rely on caregivers to take care of their basic needs, such as feeding them, helping them...

Potential Defendants in Medical Device Cases

  April 17, 2018     By HG.org
When the victim of a medical device case needs to pursue legal action for compensation, he or she must do so with a specific person or company,...

ERISA: Independent Medical Reviewers and the Award or Denial of Benefits

  April 17, 2018     By HG.org
When benefits are necessary for someone in an ERISA program, the role of independent medical reviewers in these decisions where benefits may...

Suing Nursing Homes for Abuse or Neglect

  April 13, 2018     By HG.org
A nursing home can be held legally liable for damages that its residents suffer due to abuse or neglect. Loved ones may be able to file a...

Joining a Mass Tort Case for Defective Medical Devices

  April 12, 2018     By HG.org
When the defective medical device harms enough individuals, these groups may band together and create a mass tort case to pursue financial...

False Claims and Defective Medical Devices

  April 9, 2018     By HG.org
False claims that deal with medical devices and defects could occur through no less than two types of incidents where either the patient makes a...

Failure to Diagnose Issues and Dental Malpractice

  April 6, 2018     By HG.org
When the dentist is unable to diagnose the tooth or mouth issue correctly and appropriately, he or she could become involved in a dental...

Dental Malpractice Caused by Embedded Broken Instruments

  April 5, 2018     By HG.org
When surgery is necessary to adjust or resolve a matter in the mouth, it is possible for the dentist to leave some part of his or her equipment...

Protecting a Child’s SSI Benefits When They Receive an Inheritance

  April 5, 2018     By HG.org
Disabled children may qualify for SSI benefits. These benefits can be particularly helpful in families that do not have much income. Sometimes a...

An Over-Medicated Nursing Home Resident Is Docile and More Profitable for the Facility

  April 4, 2018     By Louthian Law Firm, PA
Over-medicating, or chemically restraining, nursing home residents to make them easier to manage is a poorly kept industry secret. This practice...

Social Security Offset Provisions and Wrongful Denial in ERISA Cases

  April 4, 2018     By HG.org
Most ERISA plans, as well as any supporting insurance policies for individuals, have certain provisions that will let the person offset...

How a Negligent Diagnosis Can Affect a Patient

  April 4, 2018     By Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann
When a doctor makes a negligent diagnosis, the consequences for the patient can be devastating.

Defective or Substandard Dental Implants

  March 30, 2018     By HG.org
Constant or continual pain is usually one of the primary symptoms of dental implant defects or other dental complications after a procedure when...

What Medical Conditions are Considered for SSDI?

  March 30, 2018     By John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law
People who have certain disabling medical conditions may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. But, with few exceptions, having...

Dentist Financial Irregularities

  March 29, 2018     By HG.org
Some dentist practices experience certain financial irregularities when attempting to ensure treatment for dental problems. If the dentist is...

Since 2009, Freestanding ERs Have Had Growth Pains

  March 29, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Ever since the 2009 law passed by the Texas Legislature that permitted free-standing emergency rooms, facilities that are not affiliated with...

Dental Malpractice Lawsuit: Elements to Establish

  March 23, 2018     By HG.org
The four elements of any malpractice suit have a connection to dental malpractice lawsuits as well, and they must exist for the claim to have...

Surgery Abroad: Legal Uncertainty When Things Go Wrong

  March 23, 2018     By HG.org
Traveling to another country is fraught with dangers and could lead to illness, healthcare complications and injury through botched surgical...

Dental Implants and Nerve Damage - Is It Malpractice?

  March 22, 2018     By HG.org
Experts have explained that dental implants are often the last resort in attempting to correct mouth and tooth complications that may harm the...

Dental Implants Resulting in Dental Malpractice Claims

  March 20, 2018     By HG.org
There is a need for dental implants for various individuals throughout the country, but there are many incidents out of the twenty percent of...

Prisoners and Inadequate Dental Care - A Constitutional Issue

  March 20, 2018     By HG.org
Even though a person faces conviction that leads to a sentence behind bars does not mean he or she is no longer a person or that he or she does...

What Are the Risks Involved with Medical Tourism?

  March 12, 2018     By HG.org
Medical tourism occurs when a person from one country researches and travels to another for healthcare procedures that are usually cheaper or...

Contraceptives Crossing the Border and the Legal Hurdles

  March 8, 2018     By HG.org
It is when contraceptives become purchasable over the counter that crossing the borders of the country could lead to legal complications in...

When Your Therapist Is Guilty of Medical Malpractice

  March 8, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
When it comes to medical malpractice, most people think about a physician who makes an error in diagnosing, treating, or managing a physical...

Overview of a Dental Malpractice Lawsuit

  March 8, 2018     By HG.org
There are numerous issues that could occur when a person visits the dentist, but it is usually instances of negligence that leads to a dental...

What Are the Common Countries that Engage in Medical Tourism?

  March 7, 2018     By HG.org
The top ten countries that engage in medical tourism around the world may increase or decrease the need for malpractice and compensation claims...

How to Enforce a Court Order Against a Foreign Medical Provider?

  March 7, 2018     By HG.org
It is when medical tourism and treatment in other countries causes injury that the patient may need to try to have a court enforce an order or...

Will My Ex Have Rights to My Government Benefits?

  March 6, 2018     By HG.org
When a military veteran enters retirement, his or her retirement accounts and benefits may face divisions for any ex-spouses attached to the...

Halal Regulation in Indonesia after the Establishment of BPJPH Law

  March 6, 2018     By BP Lawyers
For a Moslem-majority country like Indonesia, one important thing to consider when buying or consuming daily products is to ensure that the...

Link between Antibiotics and Dental Standard of Care

  March 2, 2018     By HG.org
To treat various issues inside the mouth as well as to prevent the possible infections that occur, a dentist may prescribe antibiotics. This is...

Medical Procedures Completed Overseas - The Good and Bad Aspects

  March 1, 2018     By HG.org
United States citizens often fly or travel to other countries in the world to ensure medical procedures complete for themselves or family...

Common Questions About Medical Malpractice in Kansas City, Missouri

  February 28, 2018     By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Medical malpractice cases aren't all that uncommon, however they can be very complicated. You may believe you have a case, but do you - and how...

Injured during a Dentist Visit - Can I Sue the Dentist and Assistant?

  February 28, 2018     By HG.org
When a patient goes to a dentist, he or she expects a certain duty of care to occur so that complications do not cause injury or further damage...

The Definition of Medical Tourism

  February 27, 2018     By HG.org
The travel of a person from the United States to another area of the world for a medical procedure that is less costly or may provide better...

5 Myths about SSD Recipients

  February 27, 2018     By John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law
As soon as people enter the workforce, a portion of every paycheck is deducted for the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund. During a...

Problems with Getting Fertility Treatment Overseas

  February 23, 2018     By HG.org
Many couples are unable to conceive and may seek medical help or alternative options overseas. However, there are various problems to consider.

How Dental Malpractice Is Determined

  February 23, 2018     By HG.org
For a dental malpractice claim to proceed to the courtroom or for a possible settlement negotiated between lawyers, it is crucial that the case...

How to Survive a Medicaid Fraud Investigation

  February 23, 2018     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
When Medicaid fraud investigators ask for an interview, remember this: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. The...

Botched Plastic Surgery Overseas and Legal Problems

  February 19, 2018     By HG.org
Plastic surgery sought through other countries could cause serious problems both in injury and legal issues when the person does not acquire...

Problems Caused by Improper Root Canal Procedure

  February 19, 2018     By HG.org
Dentists are as infallible as any other medical doctor, and sometimes root canal procedures do not conclude in the best of circumstances for the...

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Pharma Companies Rigged Clinical Trials

  February 16, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The Xarelto clinical trial results were compared to a Warfarin study that was mishandled in Eastern Europe.

When Can I Sue My Dentist for Dental Malpractice?

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Starting a claim of dental malpractice usually requires the services of a lawyer who understands these matters and has verified there is...

Should You Have Surgery Overseas?

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Before seeking a doctor from another country, it is important to determine if surgery overseas is beneficial and the better option based on the...

Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Here's Where You Should Start

  February 14, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Sometimes when seeking medical treatment, patients experience negative medical outcomes which healthcare providers simply cannot control. But on...

A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.

Dental Malpractice: Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Take My Case If My Dentist Has No Insurance?

  February 6, 2018     By HG.org
Dental malpractice claims arise when the dentist or his or her staff cause an injury to a customer that needs dental work completed. While the...

Incapacity Planning in Your Estate Plan

  By HG.org
When most people think of estate planning, they think about a will and other documents that they should put in place in case they die. A...

What Triggers a Medicare or Medicaid Billing Fraud Investigation?

  February 2, 2018     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
Medicare and Medicaid billing mistakes can result in a fraud investigation with potentially serious consequences. You can be required to pay...

6 Things You Should Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case

  January 24, 2018     By Kline & Specter, PC
When you or your family member have been severely injured at the hands of the medical professionals you trusted with your care, it can be...

When Is a Nursing Home Liable for Injuries or Death in Virginia?

  By HG.org
The elderly placed in nursing homes sometimes need special attention, and injury or death may occur when this attention and help is not possible...

Abbott Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective St. Jude Defibrillators

  January 23, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit alleges that the company knowingly failed to report the defects in the device.

Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits in Illinois

  By HG.org
In Illinois, many families decide to place their loved ones in a nursing home for care and treatment. This is a way for family members to leave...

Nursing Home Duties in Illinois

  By HG.org
Nursing homes are required to provide quality care to nursing home residents. Duties may be outlined by state law, laws governing care required...

Will Using Medical Marijuana Affect My Parole

  By HG.org
The ability to acquire a permit for medical marijuana and use the substance depends on the state and laws that may alter permissible actions....

Why Are So Many Health Conditions Still Misdiagnosed?

While today’s world of modern medicine has helped so many people deal with illnesses, medical conditions and other health ailments, there are...

Legal Structure for a Group Medical Practice

A group practice is not a bunch of solo practices sharing the same office. A group practice is a single entity, usually a corporation, that owns...

Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii

Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them...

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable

One issue the American media loves to speak about is tort reform. It’s one of the favorite terms used by politicians, especially conservative,...

Can a Recent Medical Diagnosis Make an Employment Contract Voidable?

  By HG.org
When confronted with a medical condition that makes work difficult or impossible, it is important to consult with a supervisor and explain the...

Chuck and Gena Norris File Lawsuit Alleging Gadolinium Deposition Disease

Cutter Law, P.C., along with Chuck and Gena Norris, announce the filing of a gadolinium lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other...

Alternative Medicine Can Kill

Alternative medicine can be deadly for cancer patients who choose these treatments over more traditional cancer therapies and remedies. People...

Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used...

HIPPA Violation: Non-Medical Staff Accessed and Shared Medical Records. Who Do I Sue?

  By HG.org
When a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act occurs, severe penalties may be issued against the perpetrator when...

The Need for More Medical Residency Positions Discussed in Texas Legislature

As Business Insider recently noted, going to medical school in Texas can be a real bargain. The state caps in-state tuitions at about 6,650 per...

Standard Nursing Obligations for Care

  By HG.org
Nurses are held to a higher standard than other professionals because they deal with patients on a constant basis, and their actions could lead...

Malpractice suits alleging “improper bonuses” settled

Incentives are a great way to motivate individuals and push them to reach new heights and get better at a given task. Rewarding people for their...

Drug Company Priced a Life-Saving Drug Out of My Budget. Do I Have a Lawsuit?

  By HG.org
Drugs for various diseases may save the lives of those with these ailments, and when the drug companies hike the prices to amounts that are not...

Drug Side Effects: Researchers Question Efficacy of Abilify to Treat Depression

Researchers found that side effects attributed to the drug dwarf the slight benefit to treating depression.

ABLE Accounts for Families with Special Needs

  By HG.org
Families who have children with special needs often try to plan ahead to anticipate the needs of the child with disabilities. It is often very...

Facts about a Special Needs Trust

  By HG.org
Special needs trusts are designed to help individuals have a better quality of life while retaining eligibility for government benefits....

Nursing License Suspended Due to Disciplinary Action: Renewal with Legal Assistance

  By HG.org
When a professional must go through a disciplinary meeting because an issue has arisen that causes his or her license suspension, he or she may...

When Should You Contact an Asbestos Lawyer?

Filing a claim for asbestos exposure is a complex matter. If you want to make the most out of your case and avoid the hurdles of the legal...

Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: How the Veterans’ Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act Can Help

Veterans have had their share of misfortune in dealing with the VA health care system in the past years. Despite their right to benefit from...

New Texas Legislation Provides Consumer Protections Concerning Freestanding ERs

As the Texas Tribune reports, a couple of pieces of legislation recently passed into law in Austin will provide considerable protection for...

Spouse in Long-Term Care and the Need to Update Estate Plan

  By HG.org
There are certain times when individuals need to update their estate planning documents like their will, trust or power of attorney...

Failure to Disclose Rare and Serious Side Effects of a Prescribed Medication

  By HG.org
Every year individuals are injured by prescription medications that they use to treat another condition. Injured victims may consider seeking...

What Are the Uses for a Miller Trust?

  By HG.org
A Miller Trust is a special type of trust that adjusts a person’s income downward, usually in an attempt for the individual to retain...

What Benefits Is My Same-Sex Spouse or Domestic Partner Entitled to?

  By HG.org
Due to a number of important Supreme Court decisions in the 21st century, married same-sex spouses are entitled to a number of benefits that...

Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee Over Defective Ethicon Hernia Mesh

The plaintiff claims that complications with the mesh lead caused his severe page and permanent injuries.

Telemedicine Contracts in California

What is telemedicine? Telemedicine = physicians + technology. Telemedicine has two parts: physicians who provide medical care remotely, plus...

Can a Social Worker End Protective Service Against a Doctor’s Recommendation?

  By HG.org
Ending protective service for a person or child requires knowing the situation fully and if it is in the best interests of the individual. Doing...

Michigan Birth Injury Litigation 101

You spent nine months dreaming about what your baby would look like. You eagerly anticipated holding him for the first time. Hearing that first...

What Are the Different Types of Veteran Disability Benefits?

  By HG.org
Veteran disability benefits are compensation methods used to provide monetary assistance to persons that have been in war. These are to...

No-Pets Policy and Emotional Support Animals

  By HG.org
The right to have an emotional support animal often depends on if the individual has a disability or if the emotional support animal is to...

Notices to Patients When a Physician Leaves a Group Practice

When a physician leaves a group practice, the physician has a duty and a right to notify his or her patients. BUT, the practice has a right to...

Recoverable Damages in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases

Your doctor made a mistake. You were injured. You now have to take time off work, pay unexpected medical costs, and hire someone to maintain...

Is It Too late to Sue: Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Michigan

Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that...

Key Components of a Physician’s Non-Compete Agreement

Also known as a restrictive covenant, a noncompetition clause, or covenant not to compete, a physician non-compete agreement is a clause in the...

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides Federal privacy protections for individually...

Michigan Medical Malpractice 101

Michigan, like many other states, has strict rules governing the procedure one must follow in pursuing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider...

Campus Medical Records and College Students' Privacy

  By HG.org
When a college student has a medical issue, he or she is often awarded a measure of privacy. However, medical records are usually open and...

Medical Marijuana Law in Texas Goes into Effect

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that because of a recent medical marijuana law passed by the Texas Legislature, pot is going to be...

Action Items for the Estate When a Solo Physician or Dentist Dies

When a solo physician or dentist dies, the doctor’s estate must figure out what to do with the practice. Because the doctor practiced solo,...

NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation "Interviews" about Medicaid

A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you are the target of a fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can...

What To Expect from Your Attorney and What Your Attorney Expects from You

Whether you hire an attorney to negotiate a contract for your business, represent you during a contentious divorce or to file a malpractice...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of Death

Studies conducted have suggested that the risk of death has increased due to some heartburn drugs.

Lack of Regulation Regarding Ambulance Accidents in Texas Adds Insult to Injury

In Texas, there are no laws requiring that private ambulance services carry anything more than a minimum limits policy. This is just one of many...

Avoiding Criminal Charges at the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation for Medicaid Fraud

Every year, hundreds of New Yorkers face criminal charges because they provided false information on their Medicaid application or...

Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

Retired workers and various family members are entitled to Social Security Retirement Benefits.


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