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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:01:41 -0500


Medical Negligence & The Medical Innovation Bill

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:59:31 -0500

The Medical Innovation Bill often dubbed the Saatchi Bill, had potential to be the biggest change to medical negligence law that many would have seen, yet it was met with reluctance and hesitation. The Bill reached the final stage before royal assent, however Parliament prorogued and the Bill made no further progress. Then we saw it rebranded by Chris Heaton-Harris as The Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill who sought to take it through the House of Lords as a private member's Bill.

Top 5 Documents to Bring to Your Initial Solicitor Meeting

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:06:46 -0500

Going to see a solicitor for the first time can be a nervous experience, especially if you have never been to one before. That first meeting is always a bit unsettling as you try to establish a relationship with your solicitor. Being prepared can go a long way to easing those nerves. So to help, here are the top 5 most useful documents to bring to your initial meeting.

7 Crucial Reasons Why You Need Hospital Defense Attorneys

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:56:58 -0500

When hospital personnel discovers they are being sued, they see their career failing. Hospital defense attorneys are your best option to prove your innocence.

Clinical Negligence - Top Five Questions You Should Ask Your Solicitor

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:03:23 -0500

You should always have an initial discussion with the solicitor before agreeing to hire them to run your Clinical Negligence Claim. However, it can be hard to know what kinds of questions to ask at this meeting. Do you discuss funding? Can you ask the solicitor about their experience? This article shows you what you should be asking your solicitor.

What You Should Do When Medical Treatment Causes Further Injury

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:25:27 -0500

People trust that their medical doctors are suitable proficient in their fields for providing services without causing additional harm. There are stringent standards in place for ensuring that licensed professionals can offer advice, perform serious procedures and implement treatment plans without creating further injuries are causing death. If you believe that you have sustained damages as the result of medical care, you should consult with a reputable attorney right away.

Realizing Your Legal Avenues Before It Is Too Late

Thu, 05 May 2016 07:53:45 -0500

Mothers who go into the hospital to give birth often assume that everything will be fine and they will come home with a healthy baby. They trust their midwife or doctor to care for them properly. While many healthcare providers are trustworthy, some fail to uphold their duties to safeguard their patients. You might have legal recourse if you or your child was harmed during childbirth.

Understanding Medical Malpractice - What It Means

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:43:30 -0500

A person will generally file a medical malpractice suit with a lawyer if they feel they have received substandard care by any healthcare professional, like a doctor or dentist, that has directly resulted in economic or physical damages to them personally or a family member. When discussing what substandard care this generally means care that has violated the normal medical practices. In order to show medical malpractice there has to be three factors, which include a direct causal link, liability, and damages.

What You Need To Know About Building A Strong Medical Negligence Case

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:55:06 -0500

Trained professionals who offer their services for a fee have a legal obligation to live up to their training. This is especially true when it comes to highly skilled professionals such as surgeons, doctors, dentists and the like. If you believe that willful oversight or negligence caused you to suffer undue harm while in the care of a licensed provider, you may have a solid medical negligence case.

QDRO Malpractice Issues: Lessons From The Trenches

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:49:14 -0500

Working with Qualified Domestic Relations Orders can be a minefield of potential malpractice mistakes. Learn about the most common issues that arise, and how to avoid them.

Obtaining a State of Florida Medical License

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:35:32 -0600

A physician entering medical practice in the State of Florida can obtain a State Medical License by either examination or endorsement. However, to qualify for either avenue to licensure, the physician must be at least 21 years of age, be determined by the Florida Board of Medicine (the "Board") to be of good moral character, and must not have committed any other act or offense that the Board has determined would constitute the basis for discipline here in Florida.

What Is MRSA?

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:54:25 -0600

Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments for a bacterial infection known as MRSA. Some serious cases of MRSA could potentially result in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Protect yourself and loved ones against this type of infection.

Law Office Workflow - A Comparison to the NYSE and the NASDAQ Processes

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:08:03 -0600

Law firms that litigate medical malpractice cases, especially those that are small to mid-sized firms need to collect a lot of information. Beyond the usual client data, the attorneys need to get copies of all medical records that support the claim by their client of medical malpractice. While it's possible to use their own legal staff to accomplish this task, in reality it is far more efficient to leave this part of the legal process to a medical records retrieval specialist. In this article, we use the example of the difference between how the NYSE and the NASDAQ handle transactions differently, and the efficiencies gained by using real-time executions to gather information about an order, execute that order, and reply to the both the buyer and seller that the transaction is complete. That workflow bears many similarities to the medical malpractice litigation transaction for medical records.

Medical Malpractice in Cyprus

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:26:30 -0600

Medical malpractice may cause a severe injury or a death. In this article, I present the medical malpractice regulations in Cyprus.

When to Hire a Birth Injury Attorney

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:11:42 -0600

Hiring a birth injury attorney is an important step to take if your child was hurt at birth due to negligence or careless mistakes. Knowing when to hire a lawyer is an important first step.

Necessary Steps to Prove Medical Malpractice

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:23:45 -0500

Proving medical malpractice falls on the shoulders of the injured. There are several steps involved to making this kind of case, and each one requires great effort and detail.

Common Reasons to Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 06:14:53 -0500

Have you been injured while under the care of a licensed physician? Here are several reasons you might contact a medical malpractice attorney.

How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help Prevent a Medical Accident or Misconduct

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:07:53 -0500

A guidance for new parents on how to find a birth injury attorney and questions they can ask to make sure their child receives proper birthing care. It also gives very basic guidance on situations they can monitor on their own.

How a Medicare Fraud Defense Lawyer Could Save You From Legal Penalties

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:15:47 -0500

Medicare is one of the healthcare programs, being run by the Federal government in the United States. It works for improving the health conditions of the people, by encouraging honest practices, and discouraging dishonest practices of the healthcare and medicare sector. However, it is unfortunate that the needful often do not get the requisite help, due to prevalent medicare frauds, frequently taking place in the system.

Medical Malpractice Caused by Faulty Tools or Devices

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:27:04 -0500

There is more than one type of medical malpractice. Faulty tools and devices can cause a multitude of medical problems for affected patients.

Deciphering Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:27:19 -0500

In 2014, Feds recovered 3.3 billion in healthcare fraud, which is about a billion less than what they recovered in 2013. In case of medical billing and coding, a single mistake could put your provider at risk for investigation and audit for healthcare fraud and abuse.

Avoid Medicare Overpayment Problems

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:40:00 -0500

Compliance with federal health care laws is not always a straightforward matter for healthcare providers. The fact that payment models are constantly being revised, makes it prudent for them to seek legal advice in order to avoid Medicare overpayment problems.

Medical Malpractice Law: A Brief Overview

Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:10 -0500

Medical malpractice is generally associated with professional negligence by any health care provider or by commission. In such kind of situations, treatment provided to the patients deviated from standard practices that are acceptable to the medical field, as a result, leading to severe injuries or death of the patient. Filing a medical malpractice claim with help of a qualified attorney can secure the interests of the victim.

Legal Tips Every Medical Practice Should Be Aware Of

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:02:19 -0500

There are several federal and state laws governing the provision of health care in the US. Medical practices that are unaware of the legal implications of these laws are at a distinct disadvantage, because it limits their ability to fully comply with legal and ethical issues.

What to Know and When to Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:45:03 -0600

Have you been hurt or injured while under a doctor's care? Here's what you need to know before you contact a medical malpractice attorney.

Can I Sue a Hospital for an Unnecessary Surgery or Operation?

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:43:34 -0600

Learn about physician and hospital liability in the case of an unnecessary operation or surgery. Speak with a medical malpractice lawyer for advice regarding these types of cases.

Maritime Claims Should Be Dealt With Properly

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:01:12 -0600

When someone is injured while on a cruise ship, they have a right to get compensation for their injuries. Sometimes, they will have a lot of medical bills due to this. A maritime claim can also help them to get compensation for the pain that they have gone through.

When to Call Your Personal Injury Lawyer About Medical Malpractice

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:18:12 -0600

If you were treated improperly by a doctor or medical staff, you could file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact your personal injury lawyer if you fall into any of these categories.

How A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Determines If You Have A Claim

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:33:45 -0600

When you are harmed by a doctor's mistake, a medical malpractice lawyer can guide you and tell you if you have claim. Here you can find useful information about malpractice claims.

Understanding Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:37:03 -0600

Thousands of people plan spectacular vacations aboard cruise ships each and every year. The majority are under the belief that the ship they choose will provide them with the medical care they need while at sea.The medical personnel aboard these luxury vessels are responsible for the medical treatment of passengers and crew members and many people arrive and board ships with a false sense of security.

Sue or Settle With Medical Negligence

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:38:34 -0600

Even the most reputable doctors make mistakes. Understand what it means to settle medical malpractice cases - and whether a lawsuit would be more advantageous to you down the road. Here are the top reasons why you should hire a medical malpractice lawyer. Be prepared and know your rights.

Medical Malpractice: Will an Apology Help?

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:33:39 -0600

Medical malpractice has been an ongoing challenge for the healthcare industry. Will apologizing to patients reduce malpractice lawsuits? It's been said that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U...

Misdiagnosed Diabetes: When Is It Malpractice?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:43:26 -0600

Diabetes is an increasingly common condition today. More than 29 million Americans suffer from the disease, and as many as 8 million of those individuals may be undiagnosed or unaware of the problem. Diabetes misdiagnoses typically fall into two categories: failure to diagnose and negligently delayed diagnosis that leads to unfortunate and avoidable complications.

Victims of Negligent Care Can Hire Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:50:22 -0500

Medical malpractice attorneys are essential if you have been mistreated by your healthcare professional. Don't suffer as a result of someone else's mistake, get a skilled counselor and get your bills paid for.

Implications of Lower Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:47:30 -0500

For many years medical professionals have been grumbling over the high costs of malpractice insurance, but a new report reveals that premiums are on the decline. The Medical Liability Monitor, a resource that has been covering the medical professional liability insurance market since 1975, published their 2014 Annual Rate Survey, which says that professional liability insurance is on the decline. Although the majority of rates for medical professionals remained the same compared to 2013, specialists such as internal medicine physicians, general surgeons, and OB/Gyns saw their premiums decrease by as much as 1.

5 Ways Nurses Can Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:01:16 -0500

Being named in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be very traumatic and put you under a great deal of stress. Nurses can be sued for any action or failure to act that results in an injury to a patient. More often than not, these failures are unintentional, but can still lead to a malpractice lawsuit.

About A Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:39:38 -0500

Medical malpractice lawyers are of great importance as they help you in filing a case when a doctor makes a mistake that results to harm. A good attorney should help you in the following stages: Investigation This is the first thing that a good lawyer should do. He should contact all the doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who are directly or indirectly involved in the alleged malpractice. When the lawyer contacts the involved parties, he should ask for copies of the relevant medical records.

Understanding Medical Malpractice And Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:38:04 -0500

If you or someone else in your family has suffered as a result of mistakes made by a medical provider, you should highly consider getting a medical malpractice lawyer. What exactly is medical malpractice? This is a situation where a doctor or any other medical professional (such as a nurse or technician) does something that injures or harms you. The damage can happen any time during treatment. For example, the doctor can make a mistake when diagnosing your condition. The doctor can also make a mistake when giving you the medication.

What to Do in a Case of Medical Malpractice While on Your Cruise Ship Holiday

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:15:10 -0500

When you go on a holiday you would expect it to be an amazing occasion which you should greatly enjoy. However, this can be quickly over shadowed if you or a loved one either falls ill or becomes victim to a minor or major injury, quickly changing the situation into a nightmare. One particular situation which can cause more distress is when you become ill or injured and you are misdiagnosed. This can lead to your condition becoming worse due to not receiving the right attention or medical care from the beginning and you become worse.

Are You a Victim of a Medical Mistake on a Cruise?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:16:17 -0500

What to do if you feel as though you have been a victim of a medical mistake? Medical mistakes account for about 200,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. Cases of medical malpractice or medical negligence can occur in small clinics, family practices, on board cruise ship medical facilities or even in a large, seemingly well- functioning medical facility. Determining who is at fault for the mistake is often the hardest part to resolve. Victims of medical malpractice or negligence have put their care and safety in the hands of medical professionals and often at the most vulnerable time of their lives. To have someone take advantage of them or to not have their best interests at heart while performing their care can be damaging to the future care and recovery of that victim. In order to move forward individuals who feel as though they have been victims need to be able to determine if the care in which they received was in fact negligence or malpractice.

Will Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Ever Be Resolved?

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:14:00 -0500

Medical malpractice reform has been a longstanding issue in the healthcare community, especially among patient safety advocates. It has gained traction in recent years, but for some, it is not enough. Advocates for reform say that laws in current states are very limited and not fairly compensating victims of malpractice.

How to Claim Medical Negligence

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:52:52 -0500

Information on the steps to go through to make a medical negligence claim in the UK. A step-by-step summary of the process required to claim compensation.

Introduction to Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:16:04 -0500

A medical negligence lawyer, also known as medical malpractice lawyer, is a person who represents his clients, which are made to suffer because of injuries resulting from an act of omission on the part of the professionals providing medical facilities. The plaintiff needs to establish that the defendant failed to provide the customary level of care, as a consequence of which the plaintiff suffered injuries. A judge or jury examines the statements of professionally qualified witnesses to know what the norms are, and if the defendant really failed to follow the normal medical practices.

4 Myths About Medical Malpractice Insurance

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:42:11 -0500

There are many people that want us to believe these myths in order to serve their interests - politicians, lawyers, and lawmakers, just to name a few. They know that if the public reads or hears something enough times, they will start to believe these "facts". However, there is a great deal of misinformation out there that needs to be debunked.

Nursing Malpractice Insurance - Myths That Damage a Nursing Career

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:50:54 -0500

Have you insured your home or car? Your answer will be of course. When people wish to protect these assets, many nurses fail to protect their precious asset, which is their career.

Why It Is Now Easier to Receive Compensation for Medical Claims

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:03:46 -0500

More and more people are now experiencing medical negligence and this number is only increasing year after year - for this sole reason, it's very important to understand the basic rules and guidelines associated with negligence and what type of action you can take to deal with it, one thing is for certain though, it definitely should not be overlooked. It's very important that you don't disregard your claim as even though many of them can be very complex, clinical negligence claims are very...

No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims, The Only Suitable Way to Claim

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:44:34 -0500

If you have been the victim of medical negligence then it's safe to say that you will want to claim compensation for your troubles - after all, the healthcare system is supposed to be safe and effective and if you have been neglected then it's only fair that you receive some sort of compensation for this. Even though this may be true, filing a claim and going ahead with the lawsuit definitely isn't as easy as it sounds - it is a very...

Nursing Malpractice Insurance - Why It Is Important?

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:31:01 -0500

Malpractice liability insurance is something that is meant for professionals like doctors and nurses to cover against lawsuits and actions taken against them. Sometimes, there are chances that some complaints might be raised against these professionals stating that the injuries are caused due to their negligence. Generally, patients or their relatives can make such claims against these professionals.

Hospital Liability in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:36:07 -0500

When a patient suffers damages due to medical malpractice, many different parties may be liable. One of those parties may be the hospital where the patient was treated. Hospitals may be required to compensate patients who suffer when staff fails to follow professional standards.

Lingual Nerve Damage Due to Dental Negligence Under Florida Law

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:24:24 -0500

Negligence by a dentist during wisdom tooth surgery and other procedures can cause painful lingual nerve damage. Lingual nerve damage must often be resolved by surgery. People suffering from this condition can seek to recover for their damages through a lawsuit.

The 4 Main Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:22:17 -0500

Although accidents due to negligence happen everyday, not every terrible result of negligence is a medical malpractice. On the other hand, if you think that your physician has committed one, the best means of detecting such malpractice is to learn or know the answers of basic questions about medical malpractice.

You Need to Know These Standards of Care and Proof of Fault in Medical Malpractice

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:47:40 -0500

While a professional would be able to point out these mistakes immediately, it would be difficult for patients to anticipate these mistakes from their physicians. And it's just fair for these medical experts to be subjected to the valid standards of proficiency and care in Medical Practice. Those who fail to meet these standards and cause harm or do mischief to their patients will find themselves on the loose ends of a lawsuit for medical malpractice.

Issues With Medical Malpractice Caps

Tue, 27 May 2014 08:31:30 -0500

Many will always seek the advice of a medical practitioner whenever things are not going so well health wise. However, it is so sad to imagine the pains and suffering one undergoes in the hands of a medical practitioner. It has proved an uphill task for many who have tried to look for compensation in the corridors of justice.

Poor Radiological Interpretation - The Most Overlooked Negligence in Medicine

Fri, 23 May 2014 11:44:54 -0500

Radiologists have developed a loophole that has shifted their accountability to the treating physician or surgeon. Patients assume their physician or surgeon interprets the MRI, CT scan, X-ray, angiography, and other testing reports. What they do not know is that the radiologist's opinion is the information presented in the radiology report. This assumption is warranted because the patients rarely meet the radiologist nor does the treating physician or surgeon ever mention the role the radiologist plays.

Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Miracle or Myth for Cash Paying Patients?

Fri, 23 May 2014 11:42:22 -0500

Advances in spinal surgery have resulted in surgical procedures that are less invasive, less time consuming, and are performed on an outpatient basis. Conventional private third party payers have balked at reimbursing for most of these surgeries labeling them experimental. However, patients with solid PPO plans can get a significant amount of the charges reimbursed in most instances. The remaining patients end up paying out of pocket for these services.

Protecting Alzheimer's Patients: How A Will Attorney May Be Able To Help

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:53:43 -0500

If you have a family member suffering from Alzheimer's, that doesn't mean that it's too late to get help from a will attorney. Learn how and when these lawyers can help.

Role Of A Lawyer In Road Accident Compensation Cases

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:33:13 -0600

Getting involved in a road accident is not only painful, physically but also mentally. A road accident brings in a host of tricky questions, which always make the afterlife of the victim more painful, emotionally rather than physically.

Medical Malpractice Caps: The Different Angles

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:50:50 -0600

For both patients and medical professionals, medical malpractice can result to dire consequences. Victims can be granted damage awards, while healthcare professionals may be faced with paying damages. The law provides damage caps which puts limits on such payments. Victims and medical professionals alike have different views regarding caps, but all have one goal in common, the improvement of healthcare management and delivery systems.

Can Lifting Medical Malpractice Caps Do More Good Than Harm?

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:27:56 -0600

For many years now there have been debates over placing caps on medical malpractice awards. Currently there are many states in the U.S. that place caps, or limits, on how much an injured patient of malpractice can receive for damages. However, there are states such as Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming have state constitutional prohibitions on damage caps.

Tele-Medicine in India

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:31:29 -0600

The concept of Tele-Medicine is recognized and defined by WHO but there is no legislation which singularly deals with the practice of Tele-Medicine in India. In the absence of a specific law, as the practice of Tele-Medicine is fundamentally an intricate combination of 'the practice of medicine' with 'information technology', undoubtedly all the existing laws relating to both 'medicine' and 'information technology' in India would apply to Tele-Medicine.

Medical Negligence - Know Your Rights As A Patient

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:07:13 -0600

According to statistics, medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart diseases. Nobody among us will want our loved ones to suffer from serious health issues, due to the carelessness of the doctor. In this article, we will look at various types of medical negligence, and steps that you could take to avoid medical negligence, etc.

Breast Implant Surgery - Is It Worth the Risk?

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:36:43 -0600

In 2011, approximately 307,000 U.S. women went through breast augmentation surgery. This figure represented a 45 percent increase since 2000, and it highlights the increasing popularity of getting breast implants. Unfortunately, breast augmentation can lead to a variety of health issues, and the implants also require appropriate upkeep. In other words, the average cost of more than $6,500 will not provide you with the desired look for the rest of your life. Due to this, breast implants are often financially unfeasible for many women who wish to get them.

Stay Healthy During Pregnancy to Prevent Cerebral Palsy

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:25:29 -0600

Staying safe and healthy during pregnancy is extremely important to your unborn child's health. Avoiding certain behaviors and substances can help ensure the health of your child, however, birth defects like Cerebral Palsy may occur. If you suspect birth defect in your child to be the result of medical malpractice, you may need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.

Before The Operation: Protecting Your Child's Health

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:10:09 -0600

One of the most frustrating experiences for a parent is watching their children go through an operation. Even a common surgery can result in problems, including errors made by the physicians and surgical team. The most apprehensive time period is often the final few hours before going into surgery when children are asking the same questions about what to expect.

Different Types of Medical Malpractices Committed By Medical Professionals

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:39:19 -0600

Medical Malpractice is one of the leading factors causing death in the Unite States. In this article you will get familiar with the different types of medical negligence often committed by medical professionals that lead to injuries or damages of the patients.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:54:47 -0600

In medical malpractice, a doctor or medical facility has failed to live up to its obligations, resulting in a patient's injury. Medical malpractice is usually the result of medical negligence - a mistake that was unintentional on the part of the medical personnel.

What Is Medical Negligence?

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:12:32 -0600

Medical negligence occurs when medical treatment falls below expected standards. If a patient becomes injured as a result of medical negligence, that patient might file a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice. If a patient dies, the family might then file a wrongful death lawsuit.

When Medical Advances Go Horribly Wrong: Vaginal Mesh Implants

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:05:01 -0600

Medical advances and technology can be a huge benefit to society. Each year, the medical industry introduces new medicines and surgical techniques that save and improve human life. Unfortunately, this same technology, when not tested properly, or not tested for a long enough period of time, can cause injury or loss of life.

Some Facts About Cerebral Palsy and Its Causes

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:52:29 -0600

Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong condition with no known cure. The term "cerebral palsy" actually encompasses a group of neurological conditions - these conditions cause physical disability in the inflicted person. Unlike other brain targeted disorders, it is not a genetic defect and family history/genealogy is not an indicator of this condition. The disease is essentially the partial muscle paralysis caused by brain damage that is usually accompanied by loss of sensations in the body and uncontrollable tremors. According to, the affliction is often accompanied by other health concerns such as vision problems, hearing loss, speech difficulties, and learning disabilities. cites that around 43% of sufferers are diagnosed in the first months of life; 70% of cases are diagnosed by the end of the first year of the child's life; more mild cases may not gain diagnosis for as many as 3 years.

The Many Areas of Medical Malpractice

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0600

Medical malpractice occurs in any area of health care where a mistake made by a health care provider or a health care facility results in injury or death to a patient. According to online legal advice, "injury from preventable medical error is a significant problem, leading to nearly 100,000 deaths each year." While there are many different areas of medical malpractice, the one common thread that runs through all cases is that of negligence, or a failure to follow a standard of care required by health care professionals. Negligence causes the harm and injury to - and even the death of - patients.

Standards of Care and Proof of Fault in Medical Malpractice Actions

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:11:07 -0600

In movies, television programs and literature, doctors are often portrayed to be infallible marvels who are able to work miracles in what seem to be hopeless situations. While physicians can often do amazing things, they cannot turn every case into a success story. It is unreasonable for patients to expect perfection from their doctors, but it is entirely fair that medical professionals be held to real standards of care and proficiency.

The Dangers of Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:44:00 -0600

The Brachial plexus is a group of nerves located in the neck and shoulder region of the body. These nerves originate from the spine stretch into the arm and down into the hand. It serves as the pathway for messages from the brain to the body parts (arm and hand). The Brachial plexus is essential for proper arm and hand function. There are a few ways this nerve is injured, the most common being injury through the birth process.

When Are Doctors Liable for CP?

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:13:32 -0600

Cerebral palsy is a disorder commonly identified in childhood that causes abnormalities in muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. There is no cure for CP and the only treatments are medical interventions such as physical therapy or speech therapy. If your child is living with cerebral palsy, it may be because of an error that was made during the course of your prenatal treatment, learn how your doctor may have been able to prevent your child's CP.

Did You Need That Surgery? How to Respond to a Bad Medical Procedure

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:09:59 -0600

Medical malpractice comes in many forms with varying degrees of severity. Many cases of medical malpractice involve errors in medications, either by ignoring contraindications or erring in dosage.

Important Reasons for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:39:26 -0600

It is often seen that the injured does not get his due amount of compensation from insurance companies. A qualified personal injury lawyer can assure that all the legal proceedings take place swiftly and also ensures that justice prevails. Insurance companies along with hospital authorities are know to dupe the customers by asking for unwanted evidences and other paper works. This happens because a common man is unaware for the legalities. Afraid of the complications he tends to submit himself to the malpractices of the insurance companies as well as hospital authorities. This situation can be overcome by hiring an expert personal injury lawyer.

The Most Common Cases of Medical Malpractice You Should Be Aware Of

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:59:12 -0600

Today, Americans have a number of healthcare options to keep their health in tiptop shape. Unfortunately, there are times when instead of making patients feel better, doctors and other medical professionals make people worse because of oversight and neglect. This is called medical malpractice and this is the time when you need to call a medical malpractice attorney who will help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Medical malpractice can happen in different ways. Some are rare and there are those that occur more often.

The Rights of Patients Receiving Treatment From An Unlicensed Medical Practitioner

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:42:13 -0600

A very thin line exists in our decision to choose quality medical care over cheap medical care. As individuals, we are guilty of picking cheap over quality, particularly when it comes to our own medical care.

The Most Important Factors in a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:03:23 -0600

Medical malpractice lawsuits are not typical legal filings. Doctors and medical professionals enjoy extensive professional latitude when treating patients, especially with regard to a diagnosis. Many medical problems require several medical testing procedures to arrive at an accurate analysis of the information. There are certain aspects of a blood analysis that point to certain diseases, but medical science is not always exact until the specialists begin investigating the disorder.

Five Common Factors Behind Medical Malpratice Mistakes

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:07:34 -0600

When we look at our doctors and hospital staff, we hope to see a calm and collected team of medical professionals, ensuring our care is error-free and top notch. While a visit to the hospital is incident-free for most of us, mistakes do happen.

Why Are We Facing an Increase in Medical Negligence Claims?

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:57:17 -0500

A medical negligence also termed as medical malpractice is a state in which the patient requires medical treatment. But could not get it either due to the unavailability of the doctor at the specific time, use of wrong medicine by the doctor that can lead to disability or loss of life of the patient.

Defective Surgical Waste Systems

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:01:26 -0500

Surgery is a complicated process for a number of reasons. There is the issue that needs to be corrected, the patient, the health of the patient, any pre existing conditions that should be taken into account, the procedure itself, and of course the equipment that is to be used. People trust that all of these factors will be fully taken care of and handled with top notch professionalism, and, especially, that all equipment and surgical components will be safe and functioning properly.

Medical Malpractice Claims Can Easily Be Interpreted By An Experienced Attorney

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:13:43 -0500

When you enter a health care facility to see a medical professional, you are putting your trust in the team of individuals assisting you. You are placing your faith in the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, trusting they will provide the best solutions available for your medical issues. Unfortunately, this is not always the outcome of a visit to the doctor. There are cases where medical problems are not solved, but made worse by the negligence of a medical professional. Failure to diagnose medical conditions properly, surgical errors, hospital negligence, and a host of other issues may arise where health care is concerned. When these types of scenarios happen, it is important that you understand your rights and resources in the area of medical malpractice claims.

Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:29:56 -0500

When you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you understand you rights when it comes to filing a medical negligence claim. One of the best ways to begin educating yourself on medical malpractice claims is by learning the terms of your state's medical malpractice statute of limitations. This will arm you with knowledge which is vital to protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Medical Innovation Bill Could See Doctors Prescribing Innovative Therapies

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:22:52 -0500

A new bill before Parliament could change the kinds of medical negligence compensation claims the UK sees in the future. The Medical Innovation Bill, which was introduced by Conservative MP Michael Ellis in the House of Commons on September 11th, could spell out the difference between "responsible, scientific innovation" and "reckless experimentation" for the first ever time.

Is Your Doctor Guilty of Medical Malpractice?

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:22:35 -0500

Doctors are people, too, and as such, they're prone to making mistakes. Like anyone else, a doctor can't be expected to be perfect. However, when those mistakes result in needless pain, suffering and expense, they cannot and should not be ignored.

Genetic Breast Cancer Test Errors

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 06:44:22 -0500

Genetic testing for cancer has gained a great deal of attention from the media lately, with some very big name celebrities coming forward with their personal stories. The advancements in medicine, testing, and the way people are presented with this information is quite amazing and has provided people with valuable information to make critical life changing decisions.

Three Points For Gathering Evidence in a Medical Malpractice Case

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:47:20 -0500

The discovery phase of a medical malpractice case requires the plaintiff and attorney to gather evidence showing a doctor or other medical professional was negligent in treatment. Consider these three tips when obtaining documentation, records, statements, and information.

Information on How an Attorney Handles a Medical Malpractice Case

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:01:57 -0500

Medical Malpractice refers to the negligence in the care given to any patient by any medical practitioner within the medical field. This is determined if the patient is injured in any way, or there is a death caused from the substandard treatment of the caregiver or health care professional.

Medical Malpractice: Is It Ok For Doctors To Say "I'm Sorry"?

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:54:52 -0500

Doctors are human and they do make mistakes. While most people would typically say "I'm sorry" when taking responsibility for wrongdoing, in the past doctors have been encouraged not to admit a medical error. The idea was that admitting to a mistake would only invite litigation and put a doctor's career in jeopardy.

The Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:19:01 -0500

It's easy to allow your attorney to handle all of the legal matters of your case while you wait to see how things turn out. Both you and your attorney will be better off if you try to educate yourself about some of the more important details of your case, so that you'll have a better understanding of what's going on and your attorney won't have to take time away from your case to answer questions to which you could find the answers on your own.

Child Cancer From CT Scanners

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:00:37 -0500

CT scans are a valuable piece of medical equipment that is used to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions and ailments. This tool is used on all age ranges, including small children. By being non-invasive, doctors are able to use photographic evidence to determine the issue that is causing the concern, as well are rule out other types of illnesses or injuries. While there are many important benefits to using CT scanners, they are not completely without risk or complications.

The Problems With Being Pointy: How to Avoid Being Mangled by Cowboy Body Modification Artists

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:17:29 -0500

Body modification is not new. People have been giving themselves tattoos and piercings for hundreds of years. The ancient Aztecs used to think heavily tattooed women were the height of attractiveness. Other cultures think that lip plates are a sign of beauty.

When Is a Dentist Accountable for Medical Malpractice?

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:05:40 -0500

If you've recently gone to the dentist and come back with more problems than when you went, you might be wondering if you can sue a dentist for medical malpractice. The short answer is yes. Just like doctors, dentists are expected to uphold a reasonable standard of care with their patients.

Radiation Overdose Due to Defective CT Scans

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:08:27 -0500

More than four hundred people all across the United States have been injured because of radiation overdoses from CT scans (also known as brain perfusion scans or CAT scans). If you or someone you know has suffered complications following a CT scan, such as headaches, confusion, hair loss, memory loss, or skin reddening, you may have received an overdose of radiation. Overdoses of radiation can increase your risk of developing brain damage, cancer, and cataracts for the rest of your life.

Understanding Medical Malpractice And The Services Offered By A Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:05:25 -0500

Medial malpractice is a term that refers to negligent treatment, lack of appropriate treatment or any other departure from the accepted standards of health/medical care and safety by a medical professional or health care provider that leads to harming a patient. It can include wrong diagnosis, failure to treat, improper treatment, delay in treatment, prescription error, lack of appropriate follow-up and much more.

Martin Vs Zimmerman

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:44:06 -0500

I've been absent from writing for EzineArticles for some time now. After the last Presidential election and the sealing of the fate of the Affordable Care Act, I decided to take a well needed respite from the political scene. However, now that I have taken the necessary time needed to gain acceptance of a backwards and up-side-down society, I'm rested and ready to weigh in on the George Zimmerman and Travon Martin discussion.

Seven Steps for Picking the Best Birth Injury Law Firm

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:29:40 -0500

Choosing a law firm is never easy. A commercial on television, billboard on the side of the road, or advertisement on your favorite web page tells you very little about the quality of the firm you select. Recommendations from friends are good, but only if you happen to have a friend who previously had a lawsuit in the same area as you.

New FDA Warnings Regarding Statins and Type II Diabetes

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:47:47 -0500

Odds are you've seen the ads on TV and in magazines for cholesterol-lowering medications, called statins, with brand names such as Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor (to name but a few). Statins block a crucial step in the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver. Millions of Americans take them in an effort to reduce and prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

Symptoms of Transvaginal Mesh Failure

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:32:52 -0500

If you have undergone surgery for bladder leakage or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) using various transvaginal mesh products, you are at risk for serious complications. An estimated 75,000 women have had vaginal mesh products surgically implanted and many have come forward with devastating results. If you have had any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately: ? Fever ? Bleeding from mesh site ? Pelvic or abdominal pain ? Abnormal vaginal discharge ? Vaginal pain ? Pain or burning during urination ? Pain during sexual...

What Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:52:48 -0500

If a patient is a victim of medical malpractice, a specialized attorney is likely to get involved in an attempt to recover costs relating to any damages caused. A victim of medical malpractice is able to claim for compensation in a range of areas, which might relate to punitive damages, compensation for suffering and pain, loss of wages, and medical expenses incurred.

Detecting Nursing Home Abuse

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:53:25 -0500

The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is already a difficult one. You try to take care of your family member as best you can, but eventually there comes a day when they require constant and vigilant attention-care that only a quality nursing home can provide. But how do you know that the nursing home you choose will give your loved one the care they deserve?