Man Injured in Car Accident Wins Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases typically involve a patient suing a physician or healthcare provider for negligence or improper treatment that resulted in unnecessary pain and suffering. Third parties rarely enter into the equation. But what if it was a third party, and not the patient, that suffered as a result of a doctor’s negligence? Could that… Read more »

Personal Injury Cases vs. Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what the best course of action is to get the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may only be able to collect a modest worker’s compensation claim from your employer. In other cases, however, you may be able to… Read more »

Study Uncovers Troubling News About Malpractice Rates

It’s well known in the healthcare industry that physicians in some specialties face a greater risk of malpractice claims than others. An anesthesiologist or neurosurgeon is far more likely to face a malpractice claim than a general practitioner, for instance. According to study recently published by Stanford University, however, malpractice claims are concentrated in an… Read more »

Lawmakers Question VA Hospitals’ Paid Leave Practices

The Veterans Health Administration has had no shortage of scandals in recent years, the latest of which concerns the way the organization deals with delinquent doctors. Since 2000, the VA has paid veterans and their families more than $1 billion in medical malpractice claims. In 2014, Robert A. McDonald was appointed as VA secretary and… Read more »

Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

As we’ve previously covered, there are several different factors that can lead to a medical malpractice case. One of the main causes of medical malpractice however is an incorrect diagnosis. In fact, errors during the diagnosis process are estimated to account for up to 10% of all patient deaths. This is a huge number, particularly… Read more »

Routine Physicals Protect you from Medical Malpractice

Routine physicals give you the chance to speak to your doctor about anything you might be concerned about; including changes with your body or even aches and pains you have gained over the year. Annual exams check multiple things besides your height and weight. These visits can also check for possible infection disease that can… Read more »

How Protected are we from Medical Malpractice

According to the Journal of Patient Safety, each year in the United States between 210,000 and 400,000 people die from preventable medical errors. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in our country behind heart disease and cancer, which doesn’t even include those who suffer life-altering, permanent injuries from medical malpractice. And the… Read more »