Medical Malpractice Blog Posts

Understanding Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases

Health care providers are responsible for obtaining your informed consent before any form of medical care is given. This includes informing you of the benefits and risks involved in your treatment or procedure.   If a health care provider fails to obtain… Read More

How Can I Be Compensated for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice injuries can have a significant impact on your life. Not only can these injuries affect you physically, they can also cause significant financial and psychological issues. This is why there are numerous types of compensation you may… Read More

Understanding Cerebral Palsy and When it is Caused by Medical Malpractice

As expectant parents, you want nothing more than to have a healthy and happy baby. However, medical negligence during pregnancy and the birthing process may result in a newborn developing a serious condition like cerebral palsy. The Phillips Law Group’s… Read More

The Most Common Medical Mistakes

Medical malpractice can occur in every field of medicine, can involve the negligence of medical staff or the hospital, and can result in victims suffering serious injuries or death. If you believe you have suffered a medical malpractice injury, do not… Read More

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

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