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Malpractice in the Delivery Room

Birth-related medical malpractice can occur in the delivery room when a doctor or other medical staff fails to use reasonable care that causes injury to the child or mother. Possible delivery room errors include Caput succedaneum cephalohematoma, Erb’s palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and brachial plexus injuries. All of these birth injuries can be traumatic. How These [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Malpractice in the Delivery Room

What To Do If You Lose a Malpractice Case

If you lose your malpractice suit via jury verdict or directed verdict, can you get a new trial? Can you appeal? The answer is yes, but it’s an uphill battle. Getting a New Trial There is a procedure for a new trial if you lose the first time around, just don’t get your hopes up. [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What To Do If You Lose a Malpractice Case

What It Takes to be a Medical Expert Witness

Becoming a medical expert witness varies depending on the state jurisdiction. Some states require a physician to have active clinical experience while other states will allow volunteer work to be sufficient. For example, in Florida, “ the physician must comply with Florida Statute 766.102, Qualification of Expert Witnesses. The relevant portions of that statute state [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What It Takes to be a Medical Expert Witness

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery

Surgery can be a frightening experience, but it is often necessary to resolve a problem or improve a medical condition. One of the best ways to alleviate your anxiety before a surgical procedure is to ask your doctor some important questions so you can be better prepared. Here are five questions you should always ask [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery

Could Overprescribing Opioids Result in a Malpractice Case?

Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in the US. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatalities from prescription opioid drugs have increased to over 15,000 every year. The most common narcotic pain medications are codeine, Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Percocet. People who are addicted just can’t easily break the habit. But, [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Could Overprescribing Opioids Result in a Malpractice Case?

Most Common Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases are filed on a regular basis throughout the United States. But what types of cases are most common? It turns out that there are some areas of medical care that tend to produce more medical malpractice cases than others. 3 Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases 1. Surgical Mistakes For patients who go [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Most Common Malpractice Cases

How to Report Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor or other medical care provider, and you believe that the injury was the result of negligence, then it is important that you report your injuries. But how do you report medical malpractice? And to whom do you submit a report? Well, the answer [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Report Medical Malpractice

How Do I File for Medical Malpractice?

If you have been injured or have a loved one that has been injured due to medical negligence, you may be considering filing a medical malpractice case. While state laws can vary on medical malpractice – and you definitely want to research your state’s laws before you begin – there is a general sequence of [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How Do I File for Medical Malpractice?

How To Afford A Medical Malpractice Suit

The number one question for patients bringing a malpractice lawsuit is, “How much will it cost?” And the answer to that question depends on whether or not you use a lawyer or go it alone. Just keep in mind that it’s not uncommon for it to cost less when you use an attorney. And there [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How To Afford A Medical Malpractice Suit

How To Find Out If Your Doctor Has Malpractice Suits Against Them

When it comes to choosing a doctor for your health care, it’s important to know his or her track record. Has your doctor ever been sued for malpractice? Has your doctor lost a malpractice suit? How many times has your doctor been sued for malpractice? However, it’s also important not to panic if your doctor [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How To Find Out If Your Doctor Has Malpractice Suits Against Them