The Role of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases

Man signing a consent form on a tablet.

Medical malpractice comes in many forms. While many people associate the term “malpractice” with medical mistakes such as surgical errors or medication errors, there are other forms of medical negligence that can lead to preventable patient injuries. This includes malpractice claims that stem from situations where health care providers performed unauthorized procedures or treatment. These types of medical malpractice cases are known as violations of patient consent, or lack of consent claims. Continue reading The Role of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases

Questions to Ask Your Birth Injury Attorney at the First Meeting

Birth injury cases are civil lawsuits that provide victims and families with the opportunity to secure justice and financial compensation for the preventable harm they have suffered. Because birth injury claims involve concepts of medical malpractice – such as what constitutes substandard care and whether injuries could and should have been prevented – they can make for difficult cases and cause considerable confusion among families. This is why it becomes critically important for victims to voice their questions and concerns personally with their attorney. Continue reading Questions to Ask Your Birth Injury Attorney at the First Meeting

The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect

When people hear the terms birth injury and birth defect, they may automatically assume that they mean the same thing. There are some differences that people should know about, but they are both serious problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Before you take legal action against the negligent party, you should take a second and make sure you know which one is which. Continue reading The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect

What Qualifies Me to Have a Fighting Chance In Court?

 

Scales of justice on table at the front of courtroom.What happens when a patient goes to a medical professional and they end
up sustaining an injury due to negligence? What happens when a baby sustains
a serious injury because of the actions of the obstetrician? Unfortunately,
these are common events, but not everyone steps forward because they are
unsure of their options and don’t know what they can do to find
a remedy. So many of these people are qualified to take their case to
court and have a fighting chance, but they just don’t know it. Here’s
what you should know.
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How to Report Medical Malpractice

When we visit our healthcare providers, we inherently put a vast amount of trust in them, essentially placing our wellbeing in their hands. While some treat this trust with the respect it deserves, tending to patients in a manner that upholds the standard of care set for their profession, others make mistakes, ignore regulations, or administer subpar care to their patients, which can lead to life-altering- or fatal consequences. If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a negligent healthcare provider, it is important to understand the steps you need to take to report it.
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How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process

 

Woman looking over the harbor, the city on the other side.There’s nothing easy about sustaining a serious injury as a result
of the negligence of a medical professional. These are serious situations
and can cause a lot of physical, financial, and emotional hardships. It’s
important for victims, however, to know what they can do to stay emotionally
strong throughout the entire process as they seek the resolution they
desire. Here are some tips that can help. Continue reading How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process