A doctor’s job is to diagnose and treat patients adequately with the goal of improving their condition. While many doctors do their jobs excellently, incorrect diagnoses and other mistakes do happen. Misdiagnosis can lead to improper treatment, resulting in serious complications, a worsening condition, permanent harm to one’s health, and even death. While there are […]
What is Medical Malpractice?
We place our faith and trust in doctors to help us feel better when we are sick or injured. When that trust is broken due to negligence or failure to competently perform, the effects can be devastating. Not only is that trust broken but the individual may see their condition worsening, develop a new illness […]
What Should I Bring to a Medical Malpractice Consultation?
If you are suffering from an injury or illness gets worse due to the negligence of a doctor or another healthcare professional, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. When you are searching for compensation, though, not only do you want to ensure that you have a good lawyer, but you will also need to […]
Are Medical Malpractice Records Public Knowledge?
When you are looking for a new doctor, it can be difficult to choose the best medical professional for your needs. It is important to find a doctor who is well qualified, has years of experience, and has a good standing with the medical board and his or her clients. A doctor’s or hospital’s reputation […]
What Is Standard of Care?
When you’re sick, you trust in doctors and nurses to solve your ailment. However, when a healthcare professional fails to follow the standard of care, leading to a worsening condition or a new injury, medical malpractice may have occurred. In order to prove that your new ailment or worsening condition is due to the negligence […]
What Is Defensive Medicine?
In the healthcare world, a judgment of medical malpractice can ruin a doctor or nurse’s entire career. The anxiety and stress of a potential lawsuit have many doctors practicing what is known as defensive medicine. Defensive medicine is a practice that focuses more on preventing a lawsuit than helping the patient. This can lead to […]
How Do Medical Malpractice Claims Affect Physicians?
Any mention of medical malpractice is detrimental to a medical practice office or a hospital. News of this sort can be a major deterrent for potential patients and even cause established clients to leave and look for another office in fear that they are receiving inadequate care. There are a lot of negative consequences that […]
What are the Most Common Medical Errors?
When medical professionals make errors, these mistakes can often have life-altering (or even life-ending) consequences. Studies indicate that around 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a direct result of medical errors, while millions more are injured or made ill by drug-related mistakes. If you suspect that you are among these numbers, you may have […]
What is Informed Consent?
When a doctor sees you in an office or hospital, he or she has certain obligations to fulfill to you. Since you’re trusting your life, health, and well-being to that doctor, misconduct on the doctor’s part is extremely unacceptable. One important obligation that a doctor has to you is making sure that you are fully […]
What to Know About Drug Side Effects and the Law
Every year, over 4 million people in America alone have harmful and potentially fatal side effects from prescription drugs that require them to visit the emergency room or see a doctor for help. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder so many medicines and prescription drugs are often at the center of legal disputes about […]