There are time limits in every state to file a personal injury lawsuit, but Louisiana has an even shorter time period called a prescription period. Watch this Louisiana attorney explain more.
There is evidence to suggest that talc, and talcum powder, may be a direct cause of ovarian cancer. Any woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer who uses talcum powder products should speak to a lawyer about their legal options. There is evidence to suggest the manufacturers knew of this information but did nothing to discontinue the product or warn consumers about the risks.
Infections occur in hospitals at an alarming rate. Is this just a regular consequence of running a hospital, or is it caused by medical malpractice?
When a person is being treated for an illness, or had a medical device implanted to remedy a problem, it might not always be clear if the drug or device is defective. However, if a person suspects something with a prescription medication or medical device is not right, they should speak to their doctor, obtain a second opinion or go to the emergency room immediately.
Breast cancer is a progressive disease, and the chances of a full recovery are best when it is caught early. This is why a doctor’s failure to diagnose breast cancer or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is so devastating for women and their families. When doctors fail to follow the standard of care for testing and diagnosing any type of cancer, that may be a case of medical malpractice.
When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in a timely manner, patients lose some or all of the opportunity they might have had for effective treatment. In this video, a medical malpractice lawyer explains when a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnoses may be legally actionable.
All surgeries have risk, so how does a person know if post-op pain or an injury is a normal aftermath of a surgery, or if a preventable mistake was made? In this video, a medical malpractice attorney explains some warning signs that something is not quite right. When in doubt, post-op patients should never hesitate to contact their doctor, obtain a second opinion and go to the emergency room if they feel as though they are not healing properly.
Whether an injury or death is the result of a surgical mistake or medical error will not usually be obvious without a thorough investigation. In this video, a medical malpractice attorney explains how she determines whether negligence in a hospital or by a doctor caused an injury or death.
Philadelphia lawyer Ken Rotheweiler offers an example of medical malpractice occurring in an emergency room in this video.