However, just because your loved one underwent a high-risk procedure that ultimately resulted in his or her death, does not excuse a surgeon, surgical team, or medical facility from medical malpractice and wrongful death liability.
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In fact, according to a recent national report prepared by the Institute of Medicine, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths occur in the United States each year as a result of medical errors in hospitals alone.
The damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits may be high when patients have been left permanently disabled. The costs of providing medical care for years or even decades can be prohibitive.
Although many common maternal delivery injuries can stem from undiagnosed illnesses during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, diabetes, and infection, physician negligence during delivery can have serious consequences for both mom and baby.
Misdiagnosis does not only cause medical injuries. Dentists, mental health professionals, and other licensed care providers are also legally responsible for meeting a standard of care when treating their patients.
This bill is designed to limit the amount of compensation that families can sue for in a medical malpractice case when their loved one has been killed or severely damaged by a hospital, healthcare facility, or nursing home.
Of course, even with this settlement, all is not well for the ex-players. They still face the lifelong effects of traumatic brain injuries. Furthermore, there remain some disputes between the players and some of their attorneys, over how much of the settlement the attorneys will get.
As a law practice whose services include acting as an accident lawyer, this is also the time of year when we see families devastated by preventable sporting injuries. So, we thought we’d share some important safety tips to help reduce risks that may result in a head injury.
The World Health Organization has actually created a checklist for surgeons in order to prevent such errors, as it estimates that in the United States alone, surgeons operate on 200-300 wrong patients each year.
The cost of a car accident can add up quickly, and your no-fault insurance coverage can exhaust itself quickly. But can your mounting medical bills affect other areas of your life?
While judges are often presumed to be the most important person in the courtroom, their authority changes depending on whether there is a jury present. Below, we’ll take a look at the difference between jury trials and bench trials and what responsibilities a judge has in each.
Mistakes happen to all of us, but when doctors make mistakes during labor, the consequences for your family can last forever. Cerebral palsy will very likely require lifelong medical and social interventions for your child.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 750,000 people in the United States pick up an infection when receiving medical care, and about 10 percent of them die as a result.
For this reason, it’s important to realize who the recommended attorneys are and how their relationship with 411-PAIN works. And although the following information doesn’t apply to every attorney who works with the referral service, a lot of these are commonalities that are regularly stated in complaints from former clients of 411-PAIN.
Our client was already on disability for low back injuries that required her to undergo lumbar spine surgery. The wreck at issue aggravated her low back condition and injured her neck. In fact, she first complained of neck pain at the emergency room.
Most patients who have suffered a severe TBI will suffer from memory problems – sometimes for the rest of their lives. This can include the loss of specific past memories and the partial inability to store or experience new memories.
Quite simply, the spine was not designed to handle the forces that modern machines are capable of exerting on these sensitive structures.
It really bothers me when an adjuster says a client “only” sustained soft tissue injuries. Although these types of injuries usually heal, they still can require months of physical therapy to recover from.
Damages are generally awarded in this type of litigation to cover the plaintiff's medical expenses, lost income and property damage, but car accident victims may also seek compensation for emotional or psychological injuries such as mental anguish or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Because PTSD is a legitimate disorder that can be brought on by a traumatic car accident, it is considered an “injury” for purposes of personal injury litigation in Florida, and you can seek compensation.
For Florida construction workers, both closed and open brain injuries are common depending on the nature of the accident. Objects falling from high levels, even lighter objects such as wood splinters, can cause much greater damage than if those items fell from close range.
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