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medication errors medical malpractice
Medication errors are more common than you may want to believe. In fact, a recent study by the FDA concluded that approximately 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors annually in the U.S. and that 7,000 to 9,000 people die from such errors each year, in the United States alone. There are many ways...
covid-19 nursing home negligence
Many families depend on nursing homes to provide care for their elderly and disabled loved ones. During the current pandemic, there is stressed importance on the quality of care that facilities provide to nursing home residents. These residents are at higher risk of contracting the disease because of underlying medical problems and because of their...
medical malpractice attorney misdiagnose chronic pain
When a person experiences pain, that is a definitive signal that there is something wrong in the body, and it is an extremely useful indicator for physicians to diagnose particular problems and to determine the best route of medical care.  However, doctors can also misdiagnose pain, which can cause a misdiagnosis of the underlying condition,...
medical malpractice attorney emergency room
Almost 140 million Americans seek care from an emergency room every year, and about 1.5 million individuals who seek care at the ER are transferred into the critical care unit.  An article published on BMC Emergency Med documented emergency room errors and revealed that 60 percent of those errors were human mistakes. When broken down,...
Who's allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit
If you have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one, it is a trying and emotional experience. You may also be facing financial difficulties due to the death. Those who have been most greatly impacted by a loved one’s wrongful death can pursue a claim against the responsible party in California. If another person’s...
When is leaving the hospital too soon considered medical malpractice
If you are sent home by a physician or a hospital before you are medically safe to leave, such a decision could constitute medical negligence or medical malpractice. Sometimes medical professionals or hospitals decide to send a patient home too early. That means the patient is released before he or she is medically stable enough...
medical malpractice evidence
Every day, millions of Americans depend on medical providers to take care of their medical needs and ensure they are provided with appropriate treatment. This care may involve prescribing medications, performing surgical procedures, formulating a medical assessment, or ordering medical tests to make a formal diagnosis.  While medical professionals undergo extensive schooling and training, they...
common medical errors
When you seek medical treatment, you depend on your medical provider to provide the care that you need at the level that is required. While medical malpractice can occur at any level, there are some areas in which medical malpractice is more common and more likely to occur. One of the most common areas where...
Since its discovery more than 100 years ago, not much information has been provided about the financial impact of cerebral palsy on families or patients dealing with this tragic injury.  This lack of literature, however, does not diminish the fact that the average lifetime cost of treating a child with the condition can have a...
Causes of injuries in rehab facilities
Across the United States, there has been an influx of new drug and alcohol rehab centers in recent years. These much-needed medical facilities are not hospitals, but they do provide complex inpatient and outpatient treatments to individuals who require a specific type of medical care.  And despite the risk for patients to suffer serious injuries...
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