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Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis

Medical Errors Are One of the Leading Causes of Death in the United States

Over 200,000 people die each year because of preventable medical errors, negligence or misdiagnosis. Perhaps just as alarming, according to Consumer Reports, is that there are thousands of physicians who are currently practicing, who also happen to be on medical probation.

How Do I Know If I Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

You Have Been Treated by Your Doctor and the Outcome Is Not What You Expected. You Are Worse Now Than You Were Before You Were Treated. This must be malpractice, right? - Maybe. Related Articles Results Like These Are No Accident - Notable Awards and Settlements Settlement Values – How Much Is My Case Worth? Studies [...]

Medication Error Death – Former Vanderbilt Nurse Pleads Not Guilty

A nurse in Nashville, Tennessee has pled not guilty to charges of reckless homicide after she gave a patient the wrong medication. The nurse worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the time the incident occurred. Nurses across the nation have rallied around RaDonda Vaught, stating that the complete facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are [...]

When Medical Errors Become Medical Malpractice

Not Every Medical Error is Considered Medical Malpractice While doctors and healthcare professionals have an obligation to uphold a high standard of care for their patients, mistakes can and do occur. However, medical malpractice (a/k/a medical negligence) isn’t just making a mistake. Negligence is defined as “unreasonable conduct” on the part of the doctor or healthcare [...]

Opioid Malpractice Claims | Lawsuits

There is an Opioid Epidemic in this Country The over-prescription of opioids has led to increased dependency and countless deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses hit record levels in 2014 and jumped nearly 14% from the previous year. The sale of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone and oxycodone have quadrupled [...]

2020-02-25T16:43:51-04:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: , , |

Why A Poor Medical Outcome Is Not Enough To Win A Medical Malpractice Case

There are Three Essential Elements Which Must Be Proven in Any Medical Malpractice Case Negligence; Causation; and Damages -- “Negligence” is defined as unreasonable conduct by a medical professional (malpractice); -- “Causation” is defined as the “nexus” connecting the unreasonable conduct (negligence) with a resulting effect, typically an injury. A medical professional’s negligence must be the [...]

2019-11-06T21:34:32-04:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|

Pennsylvania Widower Alleges That Wife’s Brain Hemorrhage Was Malpractice

Brain Hemorrhage Malpractice Accusation A Pennsylvania widower has accused a local Willow Grove medical facility and its doctors of medical malpractice which resulted in the death of his wife from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. On August 28, 2016, Anne Springfield was admitted to the Emergency Department at Abington Memorial Hospital with generalized aches and fever. Doctors prescribed [...]