What to Do if Your Doctor Commits Malpractice

Do not threaten, or even indicate, to the doctor that you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Threats will not solve your problem, but may, in fact, make things worse. So instead of threatening your doctor, we suggest you take the following steps: 1. Order all your medical records pertaining to the malpractice. You have … Read more

How to Get Punitive Damages in Malpractice and Nursing Home Claims

Punitive damages can be difficult to achieve in any case, but especially so in medical malpractice cases.  This is because ordinary negligence, or even gross negligence, does not entitle a plaintiff to a punitive damages award.  In order to be awarded punitive damages a plaintiff must establish that the defendant has acted in an outrageous … Read more

The Importance of Managing Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) and Malpractice Claims for Failure to Do So

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, rapid heart rate and can increase a person’s risk of a stroke 5 times.  It is the mismanagement of patients with atrial fibrillation that can result in serious harm to them, including death by stroke, and is usually the focus of malpractice claims in this area of medicine. During atrial … Read more

Stroke Malpractice Cases

Stroke is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer in the United States. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke. There are two kinds … Read more

Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice

Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder stores digestive fluid from the liver called bile that’s released into your small intestine to breakdown fats during the digestion process. Gallstones, hardened deposits of digestive fluid, can sometimes form in your gallbladder. Gallstones can … Read more

DVT and Pulmonary Embolism – One of the Leading Causes of Preventable Hospital Deaths

Pulmonary embolisms (PE) contributes 5 to 10 percent of deaths in hospitalized patients, making it one of the leading causes of preventable hospital deaths.  Some studies estimate a pulmonary embolism affects up to 1 million people in the United States per year with 100,000 to 200,000 of these events being fatal.  One way a pulmonary … Read more

Making New Law Against Entities that Deny Insurance Coverage

Unfortunately a jury verdict in favor of a plaintiff doesn’t always mean they will automatically be compensated for their losses.  This was the situation the Thistle Law Firm faced following a $7 million medical malpractice verdict in favor of its clients.  While the attorneys at The Thistle Law Firm were able to obtain insurance coverage … Read more