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Blog Posts in October, 2012

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After a Drug Recall?

It depends. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical practitioner commits a negligent act or omission that leads to injury. Prescribing a drug for purposes authorized by the Food and ...
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Improving Medical Device Safety

Medical devices—everything from pacemakers to blood pressure cuffs, surgical mesh to stitches—have become increasingly important in maintaining Americans' health as the population ages ...
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Common Medical Malpractice Errors

Medical malpractice consists of any negligent act or omission by a medical practitioner that causes an injury. Malpractice law determines medical negligence by comparing your practitioner's action ...
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How Do I Know If It's Malpractice?

Not every bad medical outcome results from bad medical practice. For example, some surgeries have widely-acknowledged high rates of failure, but patients and surgeons opt for the procedure anyway ...
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How Soon Do I Have To File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice constitutes a special subsection of tort law, and in many states has its own statute of limitations, the rules governing when you must file suit or waive your rights. Statutes of ...
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What Is Nursing Home Malpractice and How Do I Stop It?

Nursing home malpractice is comparable to any other type of malpractice: a negligent act or omission by a nursing home professional that causes injury to a nursing home resident. Because nursing homes ...
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Will I Have To Go Court To Win My Medical Malpractice Claim?

For those of us who do not regularly interact with courts and lawyers, the idea of testifying before a jury or sitting through a harrowing trial can be intimidating. For some people, the risk of ...
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What Do Medical Malpractice Claims Usually Pay?

Reliable statistics on medical malpractice issues can be difficult to find: they depend largely on insurance company reporting requirements, which can vary widely between states. The U.S. Department ...
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