When you are injured by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries, whether physical, financial, or emotional. Likewise, your close family members may have certain rights. But these rights are not absolute. The law does require you to exercise your rights within a reasonable amount of time. This requirement… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Medical Malpractice
Like any other person offering a product or service, doctors can be sued if their care is below the appropriate standard, especially when related to surgery. Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law that has some specific legal hurdles to overcome before compensation may become available to you, but it is most certainly… Read more »
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are arguably some of the worst injuries that can be sustained, and there are unfortunately many different ways to incur one through personal injury. The manner in which you are injured will affect your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries.
If there is ever a time where you must file a wrongful death lawsuit, legal niceties are the very last things that will be on your mind. However, there are particularities that must be observed in filing and successfully bringing a wrongful death suit.
Medical malpractice, unfortunately, happens. Doctors are overworked, tired or simply negligent, and they make mistakes. When that happens, their patients are able to file suit alleging medical malpractice, and possibly be awarded compensation to help cover bills and living expenses that might not have been necessary if the mistake had not been made. However, while… Read more »
Wrongful death is a civil action brought against someone when it is alleged that their negligence or recklessness caused the death of someone else, even if they did not physically murder the person. Usually these claims stem from medical malpractice or vehicle accident, but sometimes they can result from unusual situations. It is important to… Read more »
Each year, cases of medical malpractice are brought to court when a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional fails to provide adequate health care treatment harms a patient. There are many different types of medical malpractice, which are covered below, that are made by health care professionals. Although many instances of medical malpractice may be… Read more »
After a visit to the doctor, a patient may believe that he or she has been a victim of malpractice. This occurs when a doctor, nurse, technician, anesthesiologist or other medical professional makes a mistake that results in damage or harm to a patient. This could be a procedural or surgical mishap that causes harm,… Read more »
Medical malpractice cases can be particularly difficult to navigate. Hospitals and medical facilities are places that we trust to take care of and heal us, so when something goes awry or negligent behavior occurs; it is unexpected. These medical facilities have their own language and it can be intimidating to press charges against them compared… Read more »
In 2012 over $3.5 billion dollars were paid out in medical malpractice cases in the United States, with one payout occurring every 43 minutes. Eighty percent (80%) of malpractice cases involved a case that resulted in brain damage, permanent care, significant personal injury or death, in which almost a third of all malpractice cases involved… Read more »