Medical Malpractice

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Did you know that medical malpractice isn't just a botched surgery - it also includes the failure to diagnose an illness or disease? Read More...

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Are ...

Nursing home liability for personal injury to residents, especially falls and pressure sores, is a growing area of legal concern. Although only a small portio.... Read more

Injuries and Death from Prescriptio...

Every vaccine and prescription drug on the market must go through a rigorous government approval process before it can be sold to the public. However, this go.... Read more

Bed Rails: Safety Measure or Hazar...

Some frail elderly have a hard time getting in and out of bed. Others may thrash around in bed while awake or sleeping, putting themselves in danger of fallin.... Read more

Childbirth and Obstetrics

Can I Sue a Hospital that Vaccinates My Newborn Against My Will?

When born in a hospital, a baby is routinely given a Hepatitis B shot, a vitamin K injection and an application of ointment in the eyes. In all states, a parent can refuse these treatments. It is best to use a waiver signed ahead of time and submitted to the hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages healthcare providers to seek the informed permission of the parents ... Read More

Professional Duty of Care

Doctors Fail to Relay Medical Test Results to Patients

A recent study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that doctors often fail to tell patients about bad medical test results. In a review of the medical records of 5,434 patients at primary care and academic medical facilities, researchers found that doctors failed to tell patients about abnormal test results more than 7% of the time. Investigators led by Dr. Lawrence P. Cas... Read More

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