Unsterilized Dental Equipment can Lead to Malpractice Claims
A dentist is expected to maintain a certain standard of care like any other medical professional. When a dentist fails to provide the required level of care and causes injury, the injured patient can hold the dentist accountable by filing a legal claim for dental malpractice. Dentists can breach their duty of care in many […]Read More
Mixing Medications and Adverse Reactions
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice involves medication errors. Statistics indicate that pharmaceutical departments filled more than 4 million prescriptions for medications in the United States in 2014 alone. With the large number of different medications given to patients both in pharmacies and in hospitals, it is not surprising that errors are […]Read More
What are my Rights after a Misdiagnosed Heart Attack?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 735,000 individuals suffer a heart attack each year in the United States. Whether minor or severe, heart attacks require immediate medical treatment to prevent complications or even death. Such treatments may include nitroglycerin, heparin, thrombolytic agents, or even aspirin. Additionally, when an individual […]Read More
Understanding how Contingency Fees Work for Medical Malpractice Claims
Many individuals who believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice do not know where to turn. They may know that lawyers handle medical malpractice lawsuits, but they may believe that hiring an attorney will be too expensive and that they do not have the money to fund a lawsuit. For these reasons, too […]Read More
The Doctor Didn’t Order A Mammogram After I Said A Could Feel A Lump. It Spread And I Had A Full Mastectomy.
It is estimated that approximately 230,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. That means that around 12 percent of American women will be diagnosed by invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes. Breast cancer can be complicated to treat and catching it as early as possible is absolutely critical. Unfortunately all too […]Read More
A Novocain Shot Caused Permanent Damage To The Entire Side Of My Face
Novocain (also known as procaine) is a local anesthetic used in medicine and dentistry. Using anesthetics takes immense experience and care. The consequences from improper use of anesthesia can be severe. Anesthesiologists face a significant number of medical malpractice claims because of the very real potential that their errors will cause serious physical and mental […]Read More
A Nerve Was Damaged During Surgery, What Are My Legal Options?
Sometimes a patient awakens from surgery and feels an unexpected comfortableness in a specific area of the body. This may be the result of surgically caused nerve damage. Nerve damage can feel like numbness or tingling and can be accompanied by a ‘pins and needles’ feeling and severe burning pain. If this has happened to […]Read More