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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

Can I Sue My Doctor for Prescribing Me the Wrong Medicine?

By Sara Morgan |

When you go to the doctor, you assume they know what they’re doing. You’ve put your trust into many doctors and, while most of your experiences with them have been pleasant, you went to one doctor who prescribed you the wrong medicine. This mistaken prescription left you feeling ill and worse than before. You’re… Read More »

What to Do If a Doctor’s Misdiagnosis Causes Injury

By James Heiting |

You went to the doctor because you didn’t feel well. Unfortunately, the doctor ended up making you feel worse because they misdiagnosed you. Not only do you feel violated because you trusted your doctor to provide you the utmost care, but now you are dealing with an injury because of their incompetence or negligence…. Read More »

Claims for Patient Abandonment

By James Heiting |

Patient abandonment is a type of medical malpractice that can take place when a doctor has made the decision to terminate the doctor-patient relationship with no reasonable excuse or notice. Furthermore, the doctor has failed to offer his or her patients a reasonable opportunity to find a qualified substitution for the medical treatment. Here,… Read More »

Infant Injuries Following Shoulder Dystocia

By Richard Irwin |

When a medical care provider is negligent in the delivery of a newborn baby, accidents or incidents such as that of shoulder dystocia can occur. Dystocia or other serious complications in the delivery of the newborn may occur. Injury to the mother may also occur such as severe internal injuries and bleeding or other… Read More »

MICRA LIMITS RISING?

By Dennis Stout |

A ballot measure was recently proposed to seek changes in the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (known as “MICRA,”)  which presently caps non-economic medical negligence damages to the sum of $250,000.00.  FIPA, the Fairness for Injured Patients’ Act, is proposed for the 2020 ballot.  It would immediately raise the MICRA limitation cap, to approximately… Read More »

Investigations Conclude: California Hospitals Make Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Mistakes

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

According to NBC News, state records indicate that California hospitals account for an astonishing amount of medical mistakes, or as labeled adverse mistakes. According to the findings, these adverse mistakes are the leading cause of fatality in the nation after cancer and heart attacks. A study published by the Journal for Patient Safety found… Read More »

Medical Malpractice in California: A Medical Professional’s Liability for the Failure to Report Child Abuse

By Dennis Stout |

According to a journal article published by the AMA Journal of Ethics: Health Law, medical professionals are obligated by legal and ethical standards to uphold patient confidentiality. This requirement, however, is not absolute. A patient’s medical record discretion could be breached (ethically) if there is a safety concern over the patient, if there is… Read More »

Infections in Medical Settings

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate fact of life that any medical setting present the opportunity for the development and progression of infections.  However, under certain circumstances, a hospital or other medical facility and its workers can be held subject to civil liability for medical negligence for exposing a patient to an infection or ignoring the… Read More »

Fight for Your Rights After a Prenatal Misdiagnosis in California

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Even with the advancement in medical technology, a misdiagnose in the prenatal stage can still occur. When the misdiagnosis occurs because of medical negligence and this ultimately leads to the injury of the fetus or mother, there can be a potential for a medical malpractice claim in the State of California. Parents of an… Read More »

How to Protect Your Rights After a Birth-Related Injury

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Any injury that takes place during the prenatal care and/or delivery of a baby can be serious and has the potential to cause life-long harm to the infant. All injuries, despite the size or gravity of the injury, can lead to severe conditions, and even permanent disability (or death). Although birth injuries can be… Read More »

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