Medical Malpractice Blog Posts

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers harm, injury or death because a medical professional or provider failed to provide the appropriate care or treatment. Individuals who have experienced this may be entitled to file a claim for compensation… Read More

Misdiagnosis Is the Most Common Medical Malpractice Issue, New Study Finds

A new study conducted by The Doctors Company found that misdiagnosis is the most common allegation in medical malpractice claims. Incorrect, failed or delayed diagnosis claims accounted for 39 percent of the 1,180 malpractice claims reviewed for the study. The… Read More

Phoenix Doctor Sends Dying Girl Home, Says Mother was Just Overreacting

In an alleged case of severe medical malpractice, a neurosurgeon at the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix sent a critically ill child home because her mother “had a tendency to overreact” and “was not… Read More

Americans Will Experience At Least One Diagnostic Error in Their Lifetime

A recent report by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reveals the majority of Americans will experience a minimum of one diagnostic error during their lifetime. These diagnostic errors include such… Read More

Flu Vaccines Cause Serious Nerve Damage

No one thinks that getting a flu shot at a flu clinic or the doctors office will cause a serious injury. In fact, most of us think we are protecting our health. Unfortunately, sometimes poorly performed flu shots can cause a serious arm injury. Some… Read More

Prop. 46 Targets Caps On Punitive Damages in CA Medical Malpractice Cases

This November 4th, California voters will have the chance to vote on Proposition 46, known as the Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative. In 1975, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Injury Compensation… Read More

AP Reports Florida Supreme Court Tosses Out Caps on Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Awards

Florida's Supreme Court made headlines last week for removing the cap on damages for wrongful death medical malpractice cases. This is excellent news for Florida families that are grieving the loss of a loved one whose death was preceded by a failure… Read More

Eye Infections linked to Troubled Pharmacy

According to CBS News, federal health official have confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across 7 states. All of the patients had undergone some type of eye procedure, including surgery or injections. The CDC reports that 23 people had some… Read More

Lawsuit Filed After Nurse Cuts off Babys Finger

Veronica Olguin is suing Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center after a nurse severed her babys finger. In October 2011, Veronica Olguin took her then 3-month-old daughter Selena to the hospital for a fever that wouldnt break. The baby stayed in the… Read More

Doctor Suspended After Patient Dies

On Wednesday, Florida's Department of Health issued an emergency suspension of Zannos Grekos's medical license after he allegedly performed an illegal stem therapy on an unidentified patient that died during the procedure last week. According to CNN,… Read More

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