Do You Have A Malpractice Case If Your Child Has A Birth Injury?

Typically, a baby is born in a head-first anterior presentation. Anterior means the back of the baby’s head is turned towards the mothers front side so the baby is facing the mother’s spine. This is known as the cephalic or vertex position and allows the baby to pass through the birth canal without injury to … Read more

How Much Staff Must A Nursing Home Have?

Nearly 1.4 million people are cared for in nursing homes.  As reported by PBS news according to federal records, since 2014, health inspectors have cited numerous nursing homes for having too few nurses. In fact this past year federal data, analyzed by Kaiser Health News, show that numerous nursing homes have fewer nurses and caretaking … Read more

Can You Sue A Nursing Home For A Death From A Surgical Site Infection?

Nursing homes do not just serve as a permanent residency for elderly people who can no longer live on their own.  They also serve as a temporary residency for anyone who cannot return home after undergoing surgery in a hospital.  Here they serve as a rehabilitation facility for people of all ages until they can … Read more

Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case if my family member dies from a sudden heart attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. It can strike anyone, young or old, man or woman, any race or ethnicity. More than 650,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year. That represents about 27 percent of all deaths in this country, … Read more

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