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Who to Sue for the Wrong Medication?

Patients trust that when their doctors write out a prescription, it will be the right drug to treat the patient’s symptoms or condition. However, sometimes, the medication does not work. In some cases, the medication could cause you to get sick, suffer an injury, or require emergency treatment. What is the patient…

My Doctor Gave Me the Wrong Medication – Can I Sue?

If your doctor gave you the wrong medication and it caused an injury, you may be able to sue for damages. A medical malpractice lawsuit allows injured patients to get compensation for an injury caused by medical negligence. If the doctor failed to provide standard care in prescribing a medication, which caused…

Can You Sue for Anesthesia Errors?

You can sue for anesthesia errors that result in injury or death. Like other medical mistakes, the injury victim can file a medical malpractice claim to recover damages. After a fatal anesthesia error, the family may be able to recover wrongful death damages to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. A…

What Does Informed Consent Mean?

Medical patients have the right to know the risks of any medical procedure before they agree to receive treatment. Only when the patient understands the risks and benefits can they give meaningful consent to undergo medical care. If the doctor does not inform the patient of the risks and something goes wrong,…

What Does Negligence Mean?

Negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims. In law, negligence is the failure to exercise due care that causes an injury. In most personal injury lawsuits and medical malpractice claims, the plaintiff needs to show the defendant was negligent in causing their injuries.   What is Negligence? In a personal injury…

Can I Sue Nurses For Medical Malpractice?

After a patient suffers a serious injury caused by medical mistakes, the victim may not be sure exactly who was responsible. Medical care in most hospitals, clinics, and care facilities involves multiple doctors, nurses, and other care providers. When a doctor was responsible for the injury, the patient can file a medical…

Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

In a medical malpractice claim, a patient who is injured because of a doctor’s mistake can seek to recover damages caused by the accident. Doctors owe their patients a duty of care and when they breach that duty, causing an injury, they may be liable for the patient’s damages. However, how does…

What is Breach of Duty of Care?

If a doctor’s mistake causes an injury, you may be able to recover money for medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. However, the process of bringing a medical accident case to court can be a long and complicated process. A cause of action in most personal injury claims requires…

Can I Sue If My Relative Got COVID in a Nursing Home?

A medical malpractice lawsuit allows injury victims and their families to recover damages for negligent medical care that caused an injury. In a nursing home malpractice claim, the injury victim may be able to file a lawsuit against the facility for negligent care that resulted in harm. However, recovery for COVID-related injuries…

Can I Sue For a Misdiagnosis?

A medical misdiagnosis can lead to serious injury, permanent damage, and death. When a patient reports symptoms that are not properly evaluated, the patient may be left with an undiagnosed condition that goes untreated. Without treatment, the patient’s condition could worsen or the patient could suffer serious harm.  A misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis,…

Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere. People suffer injuries at home, on the job, at school, or on the road. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are caused by negligence, neglect, carelessness, or reckless behavior. When someone else was responsible for the injury, they may be held accountable for their actions. A personal…

Car Accident Lawyers

Almost 2.5 million people are injured in traffic crashes every year. Injuries can range from minor bruises and cuts to debilitating injuries. Many of those accident victims did nothing wrong and were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Accident victims should not be left to deal with their injuries…

How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?

After suffering an injury accident, the injury victim may be faced with immediate financial stress. The injury victim may have medical bills piling up, while facing more medical expenses in the future. The injury victim may not be able to work after an injury, leaving their family without a paycheck. How long…

5 Main Types of Birth Injuries

A birth injury is an injury that occurs during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after the birth process. Birth injuries can range from minor injuries that are harmless to permanent brain damage and physical disability. Some birth trauma can be fatal for the baby and the mother. There are several causes of birth…

How is Birth Injury Compensation Calculated?

After your child suffers a birth injury, you will want to provide the best care possible. However, parents cannot avoid the fact that medical care and specialty care in this country is expensive. Providing a lifetime of care can cost millions of dollars over the course of decades. When the injury was…

How to Know If You Have Traumatic Brain Injury at Birth

No parent ever wants to think about a possible birth injury. Pregnancy and childbirth can be traumatic enough, without having to think about possible long-term problems. Unfortunately, parents may not even find out about a traumatic birth injury until years later. By then, it seems like nothing can be done. However, there…

What to Do After a Birth Injury

A birth injury can be heart-breaking for parents. The parents may blame themselves for something that was out of their control. It can be difficult to focus on the future for their child when they are thinking about their child’s future medical needs and disabilities. It is important to understand that you…

When Should You Contact a Birth Injury Attorney

Many parents put off contacting a lawyer until it is too late. They may not be sure whether the injury was caused by medical negligence. They may not want to “rock the boat” by reporting a doctor for mistakes. The parents may also not be sure what a birth injury lawsuit would…

How Long Does a Birth Injury Lawsuit Take?

A birth injury lawsuit is a type of medical malpractice claim to recover damages caused by a medical error. The amount of time a birth injury lawsuit takes depends on many factors but could range from a few months to a few years. Lawsuits are generally shorter if the family and hospital…

Types of Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common injury claims in the country. Tripping or slipping can happen any time anywhere. Many of these injuries are caused by something minor like a cracked sidewalk or torn carpeting. It may seem like these accidents are nobody’s fault, they are often caused…

Semi Truck & Pedestrian Accidents

Commercial truck drivers have to go through a lot of training, supervised driving, and undergo stricter background checks compared to other drivers. However, even with all the training and education, semi-truck drivers can still make serious mistakes. When a large truck makes a mistake that involves a pedestrian, the pedestrian almost always…

What to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

The process for finding the right car accident attorney can be overwhelming. There are bus stop ads and billboards but that doesn’t tell you much about the law firm. Doing an online search may come up with an endless list of attorneys but not anything about how they will handle your case….

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or health care professional injures a patient through a negligent act or omission. Medical malpractice is also known as medical negligence and can involve an error, mistake, or making the wrong decision based on the situation. Some injuries are caused by failure to point out an…

Car Accidents Are Back With More Drivers

When the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread across the country, stay-at-home orders kept a lot of people off the road. Lots of workplaces moved to temporary work-from-home status, getting rid of the morning and evening commutes for many workers. The crowded highways around cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. suddenly became…

Sports Injuries After Indoor Restrictions

Sports were limited for a lot of people over the past year. Many school sports programs shut down and some have still not returned. Gyms and workout facilities were often closed or limited as high-risk businesses. If someone could not participate in sports at home or outside, that could limit their exercise…

Returning to Restaurants and Premises Liability

After a year of nothing but cooking at home and takeout, many people are anxious to get back to indoor dining at a proper restaurant. Restrictions are lifting to allow for indoor dining in many places, which is good for places like Philadelphia where dining al fresco is not that appealing in…

Birth Injury Statistics

Birth injuries can be tragic for parents and leave a child with permanent injuries or mental disabilities. Unfortunately, many birth injuries can be avoided or have improved outcomes. Instead, medical errors, lack of proper care, or professional negligence can be the cause of many birth injuries in the United States. It is…

Fetal Distress and Birth Injuries

When a pregnant mother feels like something is wrong, her instincts may be recognizing a problem with the fetus. Fetal distress is a general term for problems in the womb where the baby is at risk of injury, harm, or death. These problems can include oxygen deprivation, birth infection, or other birth…

Fetal Acidosis Injuries in Philadelphia

Our bodies work to maintain a stable balance of chemicals, including water, oxygen, electrolytes, and acid levels. On a day-to-day basis, we don’t think much about our body’s equilibrium until we get a signal that things may be “off”, such as thirst to drink more water or hunger for glucose for the…

Global Developmental Delay

Each child develops at their own rate but children generally develop physical, mental, and social milestones within a certain time range. When children develop more slowly than their peers, it may be a sign of a developmental delay. These developmental delays could also indicate an underlying physical or medical problem, including brain…

Abnormal Birth Position

Even after a normal pregnancy without any complications, the time for delivery can be cause for concern if the baby is in a dangerous birth position. When the baby is not presenting in a head-forward position, it can make delivery more difficult. Delivery complications can cause extended labor or put the mother…

Epilepsy Birth Injuries

It is terrifying for a parent to see their young child go into a seizure, not knowing what caused it, if it will be okay, or if it will happen again. Unfortunately, this is all too common for children who suffer a birth injury caused by head trauma or oxygen deprivation during…

BIND Bilirubin-Induced Neurologic Dysfunction

Bilirubin occurs naturally in the human body. However, like many other body chemicals, when the balance of chemicals is not controlled, too much bilirubin can be toxic. When a child is born with too high of a concentration of bilirubin, it can cause brain damage. In serious cases, high bilirubin levels can…

Chorioamnionitis Intrauterine Inflammation

Our bodies are strong enough to ward off many infections but a developing fetus is much more sensitive to bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. When an infection develops in the placenta, amniotic sac, or in the fetus, it can pose a serious risk of injury to both the mother and the baby….

Group B Streptococcus

Group B streptococcus is a bacteria that commonly exists on and in the body. However, Group B strep can become a problem when it is transmitted to a fetus or baby during pregnancy or childbirth. If the infection is not treated or the baby is not properly monitored, a birth infection can…

Horner Syndrome

Horner syndrome involves a combination of symptoms related to nerve damage and nerve disorders. Horner syndrome is often identified by signs in the eyes, including a constricted pupil or droopy eyelid. However, the problem may involve a number of underlying conditions that could be caused by other diseases or trauma.  Childbirth can…

Hyperbilirubinemia

Hyperbilirubinemia is a higher level of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin occurs naturally in the body but the levels generally stay within a limited range in most people. When the bilirubin levels are out of balance, it can cause problems in the rest of the body. Generally, there are no significant problems…

Intrapartum Asphyxia

Oxygen and energy are necessary for the body to function. For everyone from children to the elderly, breathing oxygen and consuming calories are what allow our bodies to move and our brains to think. Decreases in oxygen and energy can impair body function and continued depletion may cause the body to begin…

Jaundice and Kernicterus

Newborn jaundice is the yellowing of a child’s skin and eyes. Jaundice is not uncommon in newborns and often resolves within a few weeks. However, jaundice and other signs of health conditions should be properly monitored and treated. Failure to care for a child who may be showing signs of jaundice or…

Leptomeningeal Cyst

A leptomeningeal cyst is a growing skull fracture. It can be caused by head trauma in young children or newborns, including accident injuries or head trauma during a difficult delivery. It may take some time before a skull fracture is identified and it may indicate further brain trauma in a newborn. In…

Multiple Birth Complications

Multiple pregnancy is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Multiple pregnancies can run in the family but are more common when the mother is receiving fertility treatment. While many pregnant mothers with twins and triplets give birth to healthy babies, there are some increased risks associated with multiple births.   Failure to…

Microcephaly Birth Injuries

Microcephaly is smaller than normal head in an infant or child. There are a number of possible causes of microcephaly in babies. When a child has microcephaly, they also tend to have underdeveloped or smaller brains. People with microcephaly often suffer developmental disabilities, motor dysfunction, and seizures.  The problems that cause microcephaly…

Macrosomia Birth Injuries

Macrosomia means a newborn that is larger than average. There may be nothing wrong with the baby and the baby may be totally healthy but a large size may present birth complications in delivery. Vaginal delivery with a very large baby may cause traumatic birth injuries. Instead, a larger baby may have…

Neonatal Infections

When a parent finds out their newborn child is suffering from an infection, it can be heartbreaking. There are so many unknowns with infections in babies, and the parents don’t know if the child will suffer a birth injury or even recover from the infection. There are also so many possible causes…

Nerve Injury Birth Injuries

Many birth injuries are difficult to identify immediately after the baby is born. It may take hours or days before a parent realizes that something may be wrong and the baby is not moving part of their body. Nerve damage can be especially traumatic for the parents and baby because it may…

Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Intrauterine growth restriction refers to a baby who is much smaller than average for their gestational age. There are a number of reasons why a baby may have poor growth while in the mother’s womb. It is important for doctors to be aware of growth restrictions in order to prepare for delivery….

Periventricular Leukomalacia

When a baby is born prematurely or with low birthweight, the baby may face a number of potential birth injuries and developmental problems. One of the birth injuries that often affects premature infants is periventricular leukomalacia. Periventricular leukomalacia is a brain injury in babies that causes permanent damage in areas of the…

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension PPHN

When a newborn has breathing problems, it can be devastating for parents. After the difficulties of transitioning from getting oxygen from the mother to breathing air for the first time, some children continue to struggle. It may take months for the baby’s lungs to recover, putting them at risk of other health…

Subgaleal Hemorrhage

A subgaleal hemorrhage is a type of brain bleed in newborns. Brain bleeds and hemorrhages may not be visible but they present a serious danger to the baby. Serious bleeding inside the head can put the baby at risk of serious injury, encephalopathy, or death.  Bleeding in the skull can be caused…

Costs of Birth Injury Lifetime Care

Birth injuries are tragic for families that may be facing a lifetime of care for their young one. Some birth injuries can be treated with full recovery. However, many birth injuries require medical care and special accommodations for the remainder of the child’s life. Parents may also have to set up a…

Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages by State

Some states limit damages for the injury victim in a medical malpractice case. Other states place no limit on damages and leave it up to the jury to decide the amount of compensation. In some states, the courts have even found caps on damages to be unconstitutional. Medical Malpractice Damage Caps by…

Wrong Side Surgical Error

When a doctor makes a mistake, it can have tragic consequences. Even a minor mistake can cause a patient to overdose on medication, fail to get treatment, or make their condition worse. However, some mistakes are hard to forgive, like when a doctor operates on the wrong side of a patient.  Wrong…

Post Surgical Infection Leads to Amputation

After a wound becomes infected, patients may go to the hospital for treatment. However, sometimes the hospital can be the source of infection. An infection in the hospital can lead to serious injury, including septic shock, amputation, or death.  Infection Shock and Amputation When bacteria or a virus is introduced into the…

Semi Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

Truck drivers already have to deal with long hours, dangerous road conditions, and others on the road who do not know how to drive around big trucks. However, even the trucks themselves can pose a danger. Trucking accidents can be caused by improper truck maintenance, brake failure, or defective vehicle parts.  Thousands…

No Consent for Surgical Procedure

When a patient goes under anesthesia, they leave their safety entirely in the hands of the surgeon and their staff. The patient has no control of what is happening in the surgical room when they are no longer conscious. A surgeon could make a serious mistake and the patient may have no…

Malpractice and Fatal GI Surgical Procedure

A doctor in Providence was inserting a gastronomy tube into an elderly patient. After inserting the G-tube, the patient cried out in pain. The doctor ordered an x-ray to check the placement of the tube but read the wrong image, thinking the tube was in the right place. Over the next day,…

Surgical Tools Left Behind in Patient’s Body

One of the most frightening complications after surgery involves leaving an object behind inside the patient’s body. It seems impossible that a surgeon would forget about sponges, clamps, or scissors and leave them inside a patient before sewing them up. Unfortunately, it is much more common than most people know. When foreign…

Knocked Down Street Signs Causing Accidents

If a driver runs a stop sign and causes an accident, the driver is generally liable for damages. However, what happens when the stop sign is knocked over and the driver never saw any stop signal? A knocked over stop sign can be dangerous for drivers and may complicate accident insurance claims…

Wrong Kidney Removal and Malpractice Lawsuits

There is a lot of preparation that goes into surgical procedures. Patients may have to go in for multiple tests, imaging, diagnostic exams, and prep to make sure the surgery goes well. Doctors are also supposed to get informed consent from patients, to make sure patients understand the risks of the procedure….

Increase in Child Birth Complications

With new technology, new medicines, and access to information, pregnant mothers would expect their birth experience to be safer than ever before. Despite all the advances, there has actually been an increase in pregnancy complications. What has caused the increase in childbirth complications? Birth and Pregnancy Complication Statistics  According to healthcare provider…

Valentine’s Day and Unromantic Injury Accidents

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be romantic and a time for partners or spouses to celebrate. There may be a lot of stress to make it a special night or snag a hard-to-get reservation at a nice restaurant but it is just as important for the couple to stay safe on a…

Doctor Downplays Patient’s Symptoms

Patients often defer to their doctor when reporting medical concerns. Even if the signs and symptoms of a problem feel concerning, the doctor may tell the patient they have nothing to worry about. Telling the patient not to worry can relieve some of the stress but it may also prevent the patient…

Getting Back to Work and Workplace Injuries

With new safety regulations and safety technology, workers in the U.S. should be seeing fewer on the job injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, worker fatalities have not dropped and have gone up, in some jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,333 workers who died as a result of on-the-job…

Transcription Error and Fatal Medication Overdose

Hospitals are always looking for ways to save money. There are some cost-cutting measures that do not present any danger to patients. Unfortunately, some hospitals are cutting corners in ways that put patient safety at risk.  One of the popular money-saving measures is to outsource some of the recordkeeping, storage, and transcription…

Hospital Infections and Double Leg Amputation

When a patient goes into the hospital for a surgical operation, they should be advised of the risks of the operation. It is important for a patient to understand the risks and benefits in order to make an informed decision on their own healthcare. Unfortunately, some medical mistakes may occur when the…

Instagram Model Dies in Plastic Surgery Accident

Plastic surgeons make it seem like their procedures are safe and routine but they may be overestimating the safety of invasive cosmetic procedures. Common plastic surgical procedures like breast implants, nose jobs, and face lifts involve cutting away tissue, reshaping the patient’s body, and stitching up large incisions. Even routine procedures can…

Unapproved Stem Cell Surgical Dangers

Stem cell research holds a number of promising medical treatments. Stem cell treatment is still a developing area of medicine but some potential breakthroughs have included:  Making new heart muscle Tissue regeneration Spinal cord injury repair Diabetes treatment Cancer treatment However, some practitioners may be putting patients in danger by using stem…

Six More Weeks of Winter Weather Injuries in Philly?

By February, most people in Philly are done with winter. The piles of cleared snow have frozen into grey icy blocks. Each day, some snow melts into water to refreeze at night, leaving slippery sidewalks and parking lots. Although we all know it’s not a scientific test, we are all hoping that…

Surgical Never Events Happen More Often Than You Think

Doctors have gone through a lot of classroom education, on the job training, testing, and licensing. Hospitals have systems in place to make sure accidents don’t happen. With so many protections in place, how can medical errors happen? The unfortunate truth is that medical accidents happen all the time. Medical errors that…

Diagnosing Appendicitis with CT or Ultrasound

When a doctor orders lab tests and diagnostic imaging tests for a patient, the patient may not be clear on the purpose of the test or what the test involves. Most patients trust that the doctor is ordering all the right tests and leaving no stone unturned. However, some doctors still differ…

Can Wellness Programs Improve Patient Care?

When people are under a lot of stress, it can affect their work. When a doctor is under stress and fatigued, it can cause injury or harm to patients. Good mental health can reduce the effects of stress and improve well-being. A number of medical centers are introducing physician well-being programs to…

Errors in Surgical Instrument Handling

Many patients do not think much about the surgical instruments that will be used in their surgery. The patients will likely be under anesthesia and have no idea what instruments are actually used in their surgery. At the very least, patients should expect the instruments will be clean and sterile. Unfortunately, errors…

Tricks to Stay Alert While Driving Don’t Work

Many truck drivers are on the road for days. There are minimum requirements to give truck drivers time off to sleep and get some rest but drivers have ways around the safety regulations. There are a lot of “tips” and “tricks” for staying alert while driving. Unfortunately, most of those tricks don’t…

Some Doctors Face Multiple Malpractice Claims at a Time

With different insurance programs, a patient may have limited options when selecting their primary care doctor. With specialist services and hospital treatment, patients may have limited options available in deciding who will provide care. Leaving it up to the hospital or insurance company to decide who will provide care, patients expect their…

Doctors Bad Handwriting Causing Fatal Injuries

Expecting a doctor to have terrible handwriting is often treated like a joke. However, there are very real-world consequences of physicians with illegible handwriting. Poor handwriting can be misread by other doctors, physicians, and healthcare workers. Confusion can cause delays in treatment and mistakes can cause fatal errors.  Fatal Mistakes and Bad…

Hospital Safety Programs Can Reduce Errors

Hospitals know what kinds of steps they can take to improve patient safety. This includes adequate staffing, proactive error review, and safety briefings. A hospital in Wyoming implemented a number of these safety measures and saw a 70% drop in medical errors. Unfortunately, many medical centers are focused more on profits than…

Defective Space Heaters and Fires

Space heaters can be a convenient way to heat up a small area without having to turn up the thermostat. In a cold office, some people use a space heater under the desk to keep their feet warm. Space heaters can also be used for people who are sensitive to the cold,…

Failed Cosmetic Surgery Leaves Patients Suffering

In 2018, there were more than 4.3 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in the U.S. Breast augmentation continues to be the number one cosmetic surgical procedure, with more than 1.8 million procedures. It seems so common that many people overlook the dangers. Plastic surgeons have a responsibility to inform patients…

Motorcycle Accidents on Icy Roads

Motorcycle riders in Philadelphia often have to deal with the threat of icy road conditions in the winter. In most cases, riders have no problem negotiating the slick roads but in combination with erratic drivers, it can cause a serious risk of injury. If a driver suddenly crosses paths with a motorcycle…

Anesthesia Errors Lead to Permanent Brain Damage

It only takes a short hospital stay or surgery for a patient’s medical records to turn into volumes of documents and electronic reports. These medical records are extremely important to patient care because they provide a snapshot into how the doctors, nurses, and hospitals treated the patient. When there are problems with…

Doctors Charging for Treatments Never Provided

Informed consent for a medical treatment is important because it means the patient understands the procedure, the purpose of the procedure, and the risks and benefits. Failing to get informed consent may even be a type of medical malpractice. Unfortunately for patients, the misinformation can also go the other way and the…

Malpractice Claims Against Radiologists

Noel Jodoin began to suffer an unusual headache. The headache was severe and after it continued for 3 days, she went to the hospital for an evaluation. When talking to the ER doctors, Johnson said she saw occasional flashes of light and over-the-counter medication was not helping. The doctors suspected a migraine…

Antidepressants and Suicide Risk Lawsuits

A jury in upstate New York awarded the family of a teacher $1.5 million after the teacher killed himself, which the family claimed was because of an unchecked prescription for antidepressants. According to the plaintiff’s case, the patient had not seen his doctor for 10 years and the doctor just kept filling…

Defective Toys and Injuries

It has only been a few weeks since Christmas and Hanukkah but already, some of those must-have toys are beginning to show their wear. Most parents and grandparents who buy toys for children on the holidays do not expect the plastic products to become family heirlooms. However, at the very least, consumers…

Botched Liposuction Can Be Fatal

Any surgery carries some risk of complications, including cosmetic surgery. It is important for patients to understand the risks and benefits of any surgery in order to make an informed decision about their healthcare. Some cosmetic surgeons make it seem like there are few risks associated with common procedures but anytime general…

Ignoring Patient Concerns Leads to Amputation

Any patient with a serious health concern has experienced the problem of the doctor simply not listening. Doctors have the training, education, and experience to diagnose and treat diseases and medical conditions. But the one thing that the doctor will never have is a lifetime inside the body of the patient. Patients…

New Year Resolutions and Gym Injuries

A new year is a great time to think about getting into shape. New Year’s resolutions can give someone the focus to work on self-improvement, like eating better, getting regular exercise, or starting a gym regimen. However, people looking at prospective gym memberships should be aware of some of the dangers of…

Doctors Don’t Always Pay After Medical Malpractice

After a serious medical error, the patient may be left requiring medical treatment for life. Serious injuries, including head injuries, birth injuries, and spinal cord injuries can require a lifetime of care, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in medical expenses. In order to recover damages from the negligent doctor,…

Slip and Fall Injuries in the Hospital

Most people think about hospitals as a place to go to recover from an injury. Unfortunately, the hospital can also be a place that is responsible for causing injuries. Many patients are designated as “fall-risk” if they may be at risk of injury for a slip and fall injury, losing balance, or…

Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to COVID

There has been an increase in the number of medical malpractice claims related to COVID-19. Almost 5% of medical malpractice claims filed in the U.S. are related to the coronavirus. The healthcare industry has been pushing to limit liability related to COVID. However, at the same time, some doctors are failing to…

The Cost of a Funeral After a Fatal Accident

Death can be difficult to face even though it is eventual for all of us. As a result, most people don’t plan for events surrounding death, like making a will, making burial plans, or setting aside money for a funeral. This can make it more difficult for the family to deal with…

Truck Driver Fatigue and Accidents

Sitting behind the wheel for a long time can make you tired. Most drivers have experienced fatigue or even falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in their lives. It can be a frightening experience, especially on the highway traveling at more than 60 miles per hour. Truck drivers can experience…

Medical Malpractice Changes in the Last Decade

Medical technology has advanced greatly over the past decade. Medical breakthroughs have included using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient care, genomic advancements, and virtual reality (VR) for surgeons. Unfortunately, one area that has not changed much over the past ten years is medical malpractice. Doctors and hospitals are still making many…

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