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Category Archives: Medical Negligence

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 »

Anesthesia Errors That Result in Death

By Sara Morgan |

 Anesthesia is a powerful sedative that can help patients through delicate medical procedures. Anesthesia, however, requires specialized training and is so powerful, misuse including life long disability brain damage and/or death could quickly result in devastating physical consequences for the patient. Unfortunately, these types of errors can occur (more often than we would hope)… Read More »

Nursing Home Responsible for Adenovirus Outbreak

By Sara Morgan |

A recent federal report regarding an outbreak at a New Jersey nursing home highlighted several disturbing failures on the part of the nursing home staff.  Between 09/26/2018 and 12/11/2018, over 33 children and 1 staff member were sickened by adenovirus, ultimately resulting in the deaths of 11 of the sickened children.  According to the… Read More »

Causes of Pharmaceutical Error and Malpractice

By James Heiting |

Every day, thousands of prescriptions get filled by professional pharmacists. This could be at your primary care, at a hospital or even your local drug store.  While most prescriptions may be filled correctly, mistakes are unfortunately inevitable.  Faulty prescriptions may have devastating and long lasting consequences. These errors may leave one with lifelong, debilitating… Read More »

CAREGIVER-PATIENT ABUSE: THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL

By Sara Morgan |

The breaking news today that a suspect had been identified and arrested for the “sexual assault” of an incapacitated patient at an Arizona long-term care facility brought a flood of emotions and questions. Of course, it is relieving to know that this predator*, posing as a caregiver, was apprehended.  However, there are many other… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When Filing for a Medical Malpractice Claim in the State of California 

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the carelessness of a medical practitioner or hospital, it is important to know that there may be an opportunity to seek financial compensation for the injuries sustained. As a patient in the State of California, you may have a legal right… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Cases: Identifying Medical Malpractice and the Process of Filing a Claim 

By Dennis Stout |

If you have ever found yourself seeking medical assistance from a medical professional or hospital, it is likely that you have fully entrusted this medical staff with your well-being and health and often times, your life. You trust that this medical staff has the right knowledge, experience, and medical skills and equipment to help… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: MINOR PATIENTS

By Sara Morgan |

The time limit, or statute of limitation, for a medical malpractice matter in California is typically found at Code of Civil Procedure, Section 340.5, which reads, in pertinent part: “Actions by a minor shall be commenced within three years from the date of the alleged wrongful act except that actions by a minor under… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:  ADULT PATIENTS

By Sara Morgan |

This statute establishes different deadlines for adult patients and minor patients.  Most interpretations of this section conclude that an adult patient generally has anywhere from one to three years to file a lawsuit.  Sometimes, the adult patient’s deadline might expire 3 years after the “date of injury”; other times, it might expire 1 year… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: THE STATUTE

By Sara Morgan |

In California, most medical malpractice cases are subject to the time limitations contained in Code of Civil Procedure, Section 340.5, which reads: “In an action for injury or death against a health care provider based upon such person’s alleged professional negligence, the time for the commencement of action shall be three years after the… Read More »

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