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Wrongful deaths at opioid rehab facilities
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction have become a severe problem across this country. As far back as 2011, reports indicated that over 20 million people in the U.S. older than 12 years old suffered from a substance addiction of some kind. Unfortunately, nearly a decade later, millions of people still don’t get the treatment...
how to recognize a patient's wrongful death
Despite the safety procedures and studies performed to learn about medical errors, there are thousands of patients who still die as a result of medical malpractice each and every year. If negligent medical care from a healthcare provider has resulted in the death of your loved one, you might be able to pursue a wrongful...
High cost of radiology errors
When radiology mistakes happen, they can cause severe damage. In fact, research has shown that 80 percent of radiology-related malpractice claims either cause death or permanent injury. For individuals and families suffering from radiology errors, these mistakes can be devastating. The Insurance Study on Radiology Errors In 2018, a study was conducted by Coverys, an...
How medication errors impact the elderly.
A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland showed the connection between elderly patient deaths and medication administration errors. While the research was focused principally in England and Wales, it mirrored much of what is happening in the United States with regard to preventable, medication errors. The Drugs Most Likely in Medication Errors The...
Here's when you should consider hiring a cerebral palsy attorney.
While the vast majority of medical injuries happen to adults, unfortunately, children can also sustain injuries at the hands of medical professionals, even during the birthing process. When those injuries are the result of negligence or a mistake by the physician or the healthcare facility, you can pursue a medical malpractice claim to recoup compensation...
recent study reveals stressed surgeons make more mistakes.
A Columbia University study revealed surgeons who are stressed make 66% more mistakes in the operating room than they would otherwise make. Medical mistakes cause anywhere from 250,000 to 440,000 deaths in the United States every year.  Translation: medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease...
Five reasons that make it difficult to find a medical malpractice lawyer in California.
While no case is “easy” to prove, personal injury claim and workers’ compensation claims are far easier to litigate and win than medical malpractice claims.  Not only do medical malpractice claims require an ability to understand complex medical information and/or surgical procedures, but competent medical malpractice attorneys are difficult to find because medical malpractice claims...
What patients should know about fertility center errors.
Two separate incidents of equipment failures at local fertility clinics has shed light on the larger (but not generally publicized) issue of fertility center errors. These incidents have led to thousands of destroyed and unusable frozen embryos and eggs, shattering the hopes of many people wanting to start families.  In many cases, these events could...
Why people are dying in opiate rehab facilities
While many opiate users in need of help attend rehabilitation facilities to try and save their own lives, many people wind up dying instead, a tragic outcome for an already tragic epidemic in this country. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) reported that during 2015, more than 1.4 million people sought treatment...
Can you sue the hospital for medical malpractice?
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, a hospital, physician, or other health care provider or facility can be held liable for the injuries inflicted and damages suffered. However, when a medical negligence claim is being brought, the nature of the relationship between the practitioner and the facility plays a...
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