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Can a Medical Diagnosis Be Negligent?
When people think about medical mistakes, they tend to think of surgical errors (operating on the wrong foot), medication errors (prescribing or distributing the wrong medication or dose) or childbirth errors (waiting too long for a cesarean section). In fact, the most common medical mistakes are errors ... READ MORE

Medical Treatment Errors Can Cause Injury
Most of us place a lot of trust in the expertise of our doctors and hospitals. We like to think that we are safe in their hands. However, this is not always the case. Doctors and other healthcare providers are human. Sometimes, they make mistakes. They make mistakes in diagnosis. They make mistakes in ... READ MORE

My Surgery Was Not Necessary. Can I Sue?
Each year, 48 million surgeries are performed in the United States. Many of these surgeries are necessary and improve or save patients’ lives. However, as many as half of these surgeries may not be necessary. All surgeries come with the risk of complications such as hemorrhage, damage to organs, infection ... READ MORE

Over-Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes
Nearly 22 percent of elderly residents in U.S. nursing homes regularly receive antipsychotic medications, often without a proper diagnosis to warrant their use. These number are lower than they were a few years ago, but they are still quite significant. These drugs can be useful, but they can also have ... READ MORE

Can I Sue a Hospital that Vaccinates My Newborn Against My Will?
When born in a hospital, a baby is routinely given a Hepatitis B shot, a vitamin K injection and an application of ointment in the eyes. In all states, a parent can refuse these treatments. It is best to use a waiver signed ahead of time and submitted to the hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics ... READ MORE

Hospitals Can Make You Sicker
People who enter hospitals and other healthcare facilities are often ill or injured to begin with. They expect to get better. Sometimes, however, a hospital acquired infection (HAI) makes them even worse than they were when they entered. HAIs are also called nosocomial infections. According to the Centers ... READ MORE

What Is a Birth Injury?
When parents anticipate the birth of a child, they know it will be hard work but they believe that the results will be worth it - a perfect baby. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some babies are born with birth defects. About seven out of 1,000 otherwise healthy babies born in the United States ... READ MORE

Bed Rails: Safety Measure or Hazard?
Some frail elderly have a hard time getting in and out of bed. Others may thrash around in bed while awake or sleeping, putting themselves in danger of falling out of the bed. To help with mobility, and safety, and encourage independence, many nursing homes and residential caregivers rely on bed rails. ... READ MORE

To What Standards Can I Hold My Doctor?
To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove negligence on the part of your healthcare provider. In other words, you must prove that your healthcare provider acted in the wrong way, or failed to act in the right way. How would a jury decide what is “right” or “wrong” when it comes to ... READ MORE

Who Is Responsible for Erb's Palsy in a Newborn?
Shoulder dystocia is always an emergency requiring immediate and skilled medical attention. It occurs about two times in every 1,000 births. ... READ MORE

 

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