Do You Have A Case If Your Newborn Suffered a Brain Injury (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy) During Birth?

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a severe complication and newborn brain injury that can occur to your baby during labor and delivery. It can result when there is an inadequate blood flow to your newborn’s brain, and thus a lack of oxygen. (Hypoxic meaning not getting enough oxygen. Ischemic meaning not enough blood flow and encephalopathy meaning a … Read more

Can You Sue a Mental Health Facility for Negligence?

Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental or behavioral health facilities, focus on diagnosing and treating severe mental illness. Led by medical doctors (MDs) or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), they provide specialized care for conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Like general hospitals, mental health facilities must meet specific licensing standards set by … Read more

Do You Have a Case if Your Newborn suffered a Brain or Brachial Plexus Injury During Delivery?

If your newborn baby suffered a brachial plexus or brain injury while being delivered (extracted), you may have a claim for medical malpractice if the medical team delivering your baby negligently caused it. Brachial plexus injuries can happen when your baby is being born in the breach position (meaning bottom first), during a difficult and … Read more

What is Institutional Abuse?

Behind the seemingly secure walls of nursing homes, orphanages, and boarding schools, a sinister reality can lurk in the shadows. Institutional abuse, a broad term encompassing any act of neglect or mistreatment that occurs within an institution entrusted with a person’s care, is a pervasive issue that strips victims of their dignity, safety, and, in … Read more

When Bias Leads to Harm: How Discrimination in Healthcare Fuels Medical Malpractice

The ideal healthcare system serves all individuals equally, providing quality care regardless of social factors. However, reality paints a different picture. Discrimination in healthcare, particularly based on race, remains a persistent issue with potentially devastating consequences. Read on as we explore the various ways in which racism in healthcare can lead to medical malpractice and … Read more

Surgery Gone Wrong: What Is Wrong-Site Surgery?

Despite immense advancements in modern medicine, surgeries continue to carry some inherent risks. Among them is wrong-site surgery. It is one of the most concerning and, fortunately, incredibly rare risks out there. According to researchers, wrong site surgery is a broad term encompassing surgery performed on the incorrect body part, the wrong side of the … Read more

Do You Have a Malpractice Claim for Misdiagnosis of a Broken/Fractured Foot or Toe

Foot and Toe Fractures: Recognizing Misdiagnosis and Seeking Justice When we go to a hospital or seek help from a healthcare provider, no matter the issue, we expect to be effectively diagnosed and prescribed the proper treatment for whatever ails us. Unfortunately, all too often, injuries and illnesses are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. In some … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Claim For Negligent Hip Replacement Surgery?

The number of people living in the United States needing hip replacement surgery (also known as hip arthroplasty) has skyrocketed in recent years, jumping from 310,800 in 2010 to more than 450,000 per year in 2020 according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The average age of patients undergoing hip … Read more

Were You Discharged from the Hospital with an Untreated Fracture?

One of the basic elements of treating a patient at a hospital who has a suspected fracture is to order X-Rays and other imaging to rule out a fracture. Unfortunately, even if the radiologist interpreting the X-Ray notes it shows a fracture, patients are sometimes discharged from the hospital and told they do not have a fracture. If … Read more