Medical Negligence vs. Malpractice

Studies from Johns Hopkins researchers show that medical errors lead to as many as 250,000 fatalities each year across this country. Many others sustained injuries or illnesses as a result of medical mistakes. Any time a person sustains an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a medical professional, they should be able to… read more

What To Do If You Were Prescribed The Wrong Medication

Most people trust their doctors, nurses, and pharmacists to prescribe and give them the right medications. However, there are times when a person receives the wrong prescription, and this can lead to serious consequences. It is important to understand what to do if you were prescribed the wrong medication and become seriously injured or ill…. read more

Can I Sue My Dentist for Nerve Damage?

Going to the dentist should mean that you have less pain in your mouth, not more pain. However, there are times when dental procedures can lead to nerve damage. No, this should not happen. However, if a dentist or a member of the dentist’s staff makes a mistake, this can lead to significant nerve injuries…. read more

The Long-Term Costs of an Accident-Related Amputation

Individuals who sustain amputations caused by the careless or negligent actions of others should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, amputation claims can be complicated. This is particularly true when it comes to taking the long-term costs of an amputation into account and securing full compensation for these losses. Here, we want… read more

What Complications Arise From Vaginal Mesh?

Vaginal meshes do serve legitimate medical purposes, but they can also malfunction and lead to significant pain and suffering for women. Complications from surgical meshes used to treat transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are not uncommon. Here, we want to discuss the purposes of a vaginal mesh as well as the risks and complications associated… read more

When Should You Seek a Second Medical Opinion?

If you have watched any of the numerous medical dramas on TV, and you have undoubtedly seen instances where individuals receive news from a doctor and then decide to seek a second opinion. However, patients seeking second opinions does not happen as much as you may think. Here, we want to discuss when it would… read more

What Falls Under The Umbrella Of Surgical Errors?

The last thing any person expects when they seek medical care is that they will suffer an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a medical professional. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are not uncommon. In fact, researchers from Johns Hopkins have said that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country…. read more

What is Informed Consent?

In nearly all situations in which medical care will be given, a doctor or other type of medical professional must obtain informed consent from the patient. Of course, there are exceptions to this, particularly if there is an emergency situation, if a patient is unconscious, or if the patient is of unsound mind and unable… read more

Ultrasound Malpractice: How to Move Forward

Using ultrasound imaging is common practice when it comes to caring for women with obstetrical and gynecologic conditions. The vast majority of OB-GYN practitioners in the US have access to ultrasound diagnostic tools in order to efficiently make key determinations about the health of a woman and/or an unborn child. Unfortunately, there are various factors… read more

Misread X-Ray: What You Can Do

We rely on quality medical care when it comes to emergency situations, particularly when we have any internal types of injuries. This includes broken and dislocated bones, which can often only be diagnosed with the use of an x-ray. However, what happens when injuries go undiagnosed despite the fact that an x-ray was taken? Misreading… read more