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Informed Consent and Medical Malpractice

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Informed consent is a core component of medical ethics. Healthcare providers are legally obligated to provide their patients with the information they need to make an educated decision about their healthcare, as well as receive their approval before proceeding with...

Rhode Island jury awards $61.6 million in damages for leg amputation caused by failure to administer anticoagulant

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In December 2010, Peter Sfameni began experiencing lower back pain, fatigue, and weight loss. He sought help at the emergency room of the Rhode Island Hospital. He was then admitted for a pre-planned lymph-node biopsy. Prior to arriving at the...

Florida jury holds neurosurgeon & radiologist responsible for paralysis & awards $15.5M in damages for misdiagnosis

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Over the summer, a jury in Florida awarded Jean Magloire and his wife $15.5 million in damages in a misdiagnosis case. In December 2012, Mr. Magloire was hit in a truck accident that ultimately led to the amputation of his...

What is Meant by a “Breach of the Standard of Care” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

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The standard of care is an essential concept in any medical malpractice claim. Healthcare providers must follow certain guidelines based on available medical knowledge when diagnosing and treating patients. These guidelines are known as standards of care. When providers deviate from accepted...

Top 10 Virginia Medical Malpractice Judgments in 2022

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Medical malpractice cases involve a patient’s injury or death due to a doctor’s negligent actions. Medical malpractice can occur if a medical provider misdiagnoses their patient or provides inadequate treatment for an injury. It can also result from a surgical...

$17.1 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict


Please join me in congratulating Katie Bertram and Allan Siegel on their $17.1 Million Dollar medical malpractice verdict against MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Defense attorneys Dan Costello and Tim Fisher defended MedStar Washington Hospital Center in...

Are Liability Waivers Enforceable in Virginia?

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If you were injured as a result of a medical professional’s careless error, you probably want to know what your options are for seeking financial recovery in a medical malpractice case. If you signed a liability waiver prior to your...

If My Child Was Misdiagnosed, Is That Pediatric Malpractice?

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When pediatricians misdiagnose or delay the diagnosis of a child’s illness or injury, the consequences for young patients can be severe or even fatal. However, misdiagnosis isn’t necessarily grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. For misdiagnosis to qualify as medical...

What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

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A happy and healthy baby is all any expectant parent hopes for. Unfortunately, thousands of newborns suffer serious birth-related injuries every year, many of which are entirely preventable. The emotional and financial strains that often accompany birth injuries can leave...

Can You Sue a Hospital or Doctor for Denying Medical Treatment?

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Roughly 130 million emergency department visits occur in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under Federal law, private hospitals with Medicare approval must provide emergency care to patients in need, regardless of their...

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