We look to doctors and practitioners as professionals who are there to help and have our best interests in mind when it comes to medical care. But unfortunately, malpractice can sometimes occur. Medical negligence can be devastating and have long-term physical, mental, and emotional effects. It can affect the individual and their family and loved ones. From misdiagnosis to unnecessary surgery, incorrect dosages of medicine, or other malpractices, it can be challenging to navigate. Below, we break down medical negligence and dive into some cases you can sue a practitioner.
Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Medical Malpractice
Injuries to newborn babies and /or mom can be devastating. These injuries can occur during the pregnancy or the labor and delivery process itself. The harm can be catastrophic and result in death or severe disabilities that lead to a lifetime of expensive care.
What types of pregnancy or birth injures can be the result of medical malpractice?
Mediation has become a popular tool for resolving medical malpractice claims.
Trials of medical negligence suits are inefficient. They require tremendous resources and the adversarial aspect of a trial actually impedes the exchange of significant information between the parties. It can easily be twice or three times longer to resolve a medical malpractice claim through a trial versus a mediated settlement.
Medical malpractice cases are frightening, to say the least.
A study by Johns Hopkins University found that over 250,000 patients die annually from medical error, placing medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. That’s 10 percent of all annual deaths in the United States.
Two recent rulings from Maryland’s highest court have clarified the legal sufficiency of the data underlying expert causation testimony in lead paint cases.
Early this summer, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill (H.R. 1215 the deceptively titled “Protecting Access to Care Act”) that would limit the “non-economic” money damages available to patients in medical malpractice cases nationwide to $250,000. This bill is a “solution” to something that is not a problem and would be harmful to tens of thousands of people who suffer serious injuries every year from mistakes by doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and other health-care providers.
When a patient is injured or dies as a result of inappropriate medical treatment, it is known as medical negligence. In medical negligence cases, it’s important to provide your attorney with a list of specific items to better help them investigate the claim.
Cases that involve victims of brain damage can be very challenging, emotional and complicated. I believe to be successful in court, attorneys must be aware of any potential challenges he/she may face. A specific example of this is using infection as a cause of brain damage.
Was there a fever before the brain damage was realized? Have you analyzed the mother’s screen? Was chorioamnionitis confirmed before the birth of the victim? These are just some of the questions to answer prior to building a case of brain damage caused by infection.
Here is a checklist:
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