Medical malpractice articles include how preventable medical errors cause serious harm to patients, including surgical injuries and birth injuries.

Common Injuries Due to Anesthesia Error

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Anesthesia is an important part of many medical procedures, and is designed to inhibit the sensation of pain during surgery. The doctors responsible for administering anesthesia are called anesthesiologists and it is their job to monitor a patient’s breathing and other vital functions to make sure that all functions are working as they should while […]

What Happens When an Object is Left in the Body After Surgery (RSB)?

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Retained surgical bodies (RSB) refer to any foreign object left inside a patient’s body after surgery that should not be there. RSB or items left inside the body after surgery is a common form of medical malpractice and can include items such as sponges, towels, wires, and operating tools. According to Medical News Today, studies […]

Defective Blood Clot Filters Causing Injuries

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Blood clot filters have been problematic since their inception. Defective or broken blood clot filters can result in serious health complications and expensive additional treatment to repair the damage caused by the filters, not to mention the risk posed by the filters themselves. The issue with blood clot filters is their tendency to break apart […]

How Can I Tell If My Doctor Performed Unnecessary Surgery?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or facility does not exercise a proper standard of care, resulting in the serious injury to or death of a patient. Medical malpractice can occur in many forms, including unnecessary surgery. According to Denver Health Medical Center, the phrase “unnecessary surgery” refers to any kind of surgical intervention […]

Why Failure to Diagnose Cancer Could be Considered Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice refers to any instance when a healthcare professional or medical provider deviates from the standard of care. The standard of care, in this case, essentially means any type of medical decision, treatment, or response that a medical professional in the same field with similar training would reasonably do in the same situation. Medical […]

What Should You Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or medical facility, such as a clinic, hospital, or emergency room, does not exercise a proper standard of care, which results in the serious injury or death of a patient. Some signs that medical malpractice might have occurred or played a part […]

Common Medical Malpractice Injuries

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Medical malpractice can result in lasting and life-changing injuries. While there is a long list of injuries that can occur due to medical malpractice, there is a variety of alarmingly common injuries that deserve special awareness. Perhaps even more alarming is that according to Diederich Healthcare, only 2% of medical malpractice victims pursue legal compensation, […]

Common Medical Malpractice Injuries

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Medical malpractice can result in lasting and life-changing injuries. While there is a long list of injuries that can occur due to medical malpractice, there is a variety of alarmingly common injuries that deserve special awareness. Perhaps even more alarming is that according to Diederich Healthcare, only 2% of medical malpractice victims pursue legal compensation, […]

What is Medical Malpractice?

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Attorney Jasper Abbott | 888-981-5602 | Free Consult | No Fee Unless We Win “[If] something occurs that you weren’t even told was a risk of the procedure you had, it’s really critical that you get to an attorney, really as soon as possible to evaluate that.” What is medical malpractice, and how can you […]

Surgery Performed on Wrong Body Part, and Other Never Events

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Attorney Michael Perez | 888-981-5602 | Free Consult “If one of these never events has occurred to you, you have a right to compensation for that. Again, these could have serious consequences on people.” In medical terms, a “never event” is a preventable medical error that should never happen. Some examples include: Surgery performed on […]

How Misdiagnosing MRI Results Constitutes Medical Malpractice

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Nancy Winkler | 888-644-4288 | Free Consult If a doctor delays performing an MRI or misdiagnoses the results of an MRI resulting in harm or injury to the patient, does that constitute medical malpractice? If so, what can you do to protect yourself and your family from further damages? Nancy Winkler is a partner at […]

Is it Worth Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

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Mike Maxwell | 888-981-0042 | Free Consult Becoming injured due to suspected medical malpractice can leave a patient wondering how they are going to pay their now extended medical bills and deal with the subsequent damages of a new injury. The idea of filing a lawsuit can sound intimidating. If something goes wrong during a […]

Anesthesia Errors are a Form of Medical Malpractice

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Attorney Michael Perez | 888-981-5602 | Free Consult “Unfortunately, anesthesia errors… tend to be more of a catastrophic kind.” If your medical team makes a mistake while administering anesthesia, it can have long-lasting complications. If the anesthesiologist isn’t monitoring you closely, they might overlook a problem, which could cause lifelong damages or worse. If you […]

Was It Medical Malpractice or a Bad Outcome?

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Medical procedures do not always have successful patient outcomes. Sometimes, this is the result of medical errors. As a matter of fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. But a bad outcome does not, in itself, mean that medical malpractice happened. Doctors may make the right decisions and put […]

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Complications With Gastric Bypass Surgery? It Could Be Medical Malpractice, Attorney Says

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In a recent video interview, a medical malpractice attorney warned that a gastric bypass surgery could cause major complications if the surgical team isn’t careful. Attorney Michael Warshauer issued these warnings in a discussion with AskTheLawyers.com™. He was discussing gastric bypass surgery, which could involve removing portions of the stomach or intestine, depending on the […]

How to Appeal a Medical Malpractice Verdict

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If your medical malpractice lawsuit didn’t end in your favor, keep in mind that it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the decision to the court of appeals in your state. Depending on how the verdict came about will determine when and how your appeal will be filed, so consult your attorney […]

Feeling Sick After an MRI? This Could Be Why

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If you’re feeling sick after receiving an MRI, you’re not alone. Many patients who received MRIs have come forward with the same claims of toxic side effects. It turns out that an element used to make the MRI results easier to read may be dangerous to the human body. If you’re experiencing strange symptoms after […]

Is Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Malpractice?

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Cerebral palsy can be caused by medical malpractice. That’s not always the case, though, as there are several types of cerebral palsy, with a variety of potential causes. In general, the disorder is a bit of a mystery, and yet it remains one of the most common conditions among children in the United States. An […]