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Medical Malpractice

Malpractice in Nursing: Definition, Causes, and Examples

The word “nurse” means to nurture someone or something. So “negligent nurse” seems like a paradox!   We put a lot of trust in nurses. We expect them to be vigilant, compassionate, and responsive to our needs. Most nurses don’t betray our trust. But malpractice in nursing does happen– more often than you might think. An…

Spinal Epidural Abscess: Causes, Symptoms, & Legal Recourse

Your doctor’s probably high on your list of people you hope “have your back”. Especially when they’re performing a procedure on your back or spine! The spine is a delicate area, and if a doctor isn’t careful, bacteria can get in and cause a dangerous spinal epidural abscess.  In this article, we’ll discuss: What is…

Cancer Misdiagnosis: Can You File A Lawsuit?

When it comes to cancer, making the right diagnosis is often a matter of life and death. The more cancer progresses, the harder it is to treat. This is why cancer misdiagnosis is a serious mistake for a doctor to make–and it could warrant a malpractice lawsuit.  Below, we’ll explain how misdiagnosis of cancer happens,…

What Are Doctors’ Legal Obligations to Patients?

When you see a doctor, you expect them to use their knowledge and skills to help you feel better. You’re paying for their services the same way you would pay a painter to paint your house.  But what if you don’t feel better after seeing a doctor? What if you feel worse? Can you demand…

Do I Need a Lawyer for Medical Malpractice?

You went in the hospital doors sick…and came out more sick. What happened? Someone must have made a mistake during your care, and you want to hold them responsible. But you don’t know where to start, so you’re searching for legal advice for medical malpractice.  In this article, we’ll tell you where you can get…
Lawyer jots down important notes for negligence claim.

How to File a Medical Negligence Claim

It’s infuriating when you contract a service but don’t get what you pay for. You might complain to the company in question. But what about medical services? Can you file a complaint against your doctor for “bad service”? In some cases, you can. It’s called a medical negligence claim. What is Medical Negligence? Who decides…