What is a “Never Event” and How Does it Affect a Malpractice Claim?We frequently discuss the dangers of car accidents, and how often they claim the lives of people across the U.S. As dangerous as auto accidents are, they do not claim...

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What Actions Constitute Medical Malpractice?According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys medical malpractice occurs “when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury...

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What to Do if a Hospital Stay Results in SepsisWhat is Sepsis? Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction that results from an infection. It occurs when the body’s response to an infection attacks the person’s own tissues and organs....

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Medical Malpractice Claims Over Opioids on the RiseOver the past few decades, opioid use has skyrocketed in the U.S. We use 80% of the world’s prescribed opioids, yet make up less than 5% of the world’s population....

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What Happens if You Suffer Neglect at a Hospital?When you are admitted to the hospital for treatment, you usually assume (reasonably) that you are going to receive a high level of care from the doctors and staff. Unfortunately,...

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What to Do if Your Child Suffered a Birth InjuryHaving a baby should be one of the best moments of your life. For someone whose child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, however, it can be a...

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What is the Medical Standard of Care?When you are hurt or sick, you turn to medical professionals and trust that they will help you recover. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Doctors, nurses, and other...

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3 Things to Know About Medical Malpractice LawsuitsIf you have been injured by a doctor or other medical professional, you might be considering a medical malpractice lawsuit. Like other personal injury lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits seek damages...

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One in seven hospital patients experiences a medical error. In fact, medical mistakes cause upward of 200,000 deaths per year, making them the third leading cause of death behind heart...

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A misdiagnosis of a medical condition can result in serious consequences. According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, 10-20% of medical cases are misdiagnosed. The problem with that, of...

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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit?The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is the amount of time you have to file a suit. These limits vary by state and by the type of...

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Fatigue can be dangerous in any number of situations. For instance, we know that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Moreover, fatigue can cause anyone to...

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Parents of Child Born with Severe Brain Damage Awarded $19 MillionA Pennsylvania couple received a $19.3 million settlement after their daughter was born with severe brain damage. Charles and Marissa Vaccaro filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2014, claiming their...

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