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Opioid Painkillers Responsible For Addictions and Death

Doctors who liberally prescribe opioid painkillers to treat chronic or severe pain may be putting their patients at substantial risk of addiction and overdose. Many patients who went to their doctors for pain relief have found themselves saddled…
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Anoxic or Hypoxic Brain Injuries

Sometimes a patient goes into the hospital for a relatively minor surgical procedure, such as a colonoscopy or appendectomy, but instead of the procedure coming out as one would expect, the family is told that their loved one has suffered what…
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4 Things You Must Prove to Win Your Medical Malpractice Case

To put it simply, medical malpractice is negligence on the part of a doctor or medical professional that occurs during the course of treating a patient. A medical malpractice case is a personal injury lawsuit brought by an injured patient to…
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Common Medical Mistakes That Can Trigger a Malpractice Lawsuit

You don’t have to be an expert to know that serious and often deadly medical mistakes occur too often when people seek health care. Estimates place the number of deaths directly related to medical mistakes at approximately 98,000 every…
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The Tragic Consequences of Anesthesia Errors

When you are about to undergo surgery, you have a lot on your mind. You may be worried about the surgery going well and/or how long it will take you to recover afterward. One thing that you may not think about is the risk of undergoing anesthesia.…
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The Basics of Medical Malpractice Cases

Health care practitioners have a legal duty to their patients. In fact, health care professionals have to observe rigid medical guidelines when diagnosing and treating patients. Whenever a doctor or other healthcare professional provides…
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The Danger of Delayed and Misdiagnosis of Cancer

Some of the most terrifying words that an individual can hear from their physician are, "you have cancer". After finding out that you or a loved one has cancer, many questions often arise, most notably: Is it something that the physician…
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The Prolonged Use of IVC Filter Implants Can Lead To Serious Health Concerns

Every year, tens of thousands of patients in the US receive Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC FILTER) implants. These implants prevent blood clots from traveling to a patient’s lungs and causing pulmonary embolism. They are intended for short-term…
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Erb's Palsy - Causes, Types & Treatments

Erb's Palsy is a form of birth injury involving severe damage to the brachial plexus nerves, muscle and/or bones in a baby's shoulder(s) and which often occurs during labor and delivery. The brachial plexus nerves begin at the base of the…
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Medical Malpractice & Diabetes

More than 23 million Americans are afflicted with diabetes––the 7th most common cause of death in America. Diabetes is the single most common cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and non-traumatic amputations in the nation. Because…