Category: Medical Malpractice

In some medical malpractice cases, vicarious liability may play a role if hospitals or other entities are liable for their employees’ negligence. Knowing more about what vicarious liability is and how it works may help you determine if this form of liability is involved in a medical malpractice case. What Is Vicarious Liability? Vicarious liability

While a birth injury results from negligent behavior during or shortly after delivery, birth defects are conditions that develop while the child is in the womb before birth. Knowing the differences between these types of conditions can help determine if anyone is responsible for your child’s injuries. If someone is responsible, you may have grounds

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

You can sue a nurse for medical malpractice if the nurse failed to fulfill the appropriate standard of care and that failure harmed you. Nursing malpractice usually occurs when a nurse fails to take the right immediate steps in the event of an emergency. It can also happen when a nurse injures a patient with

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 50% of all filed medical malpractice claims go to trial. Out of these, only less than 5% end with a court verdict. The rest get resolved in out-of-court settlements. Medical practitioners faced with malpractice cases usually opt for out-of-court deals. These offers are faster and

A patient injured by a negligent doctor or another healthcare professional considering filing a claim might wonder, “how much does a medical malpractice lawyer cost?” Most medical malpractice lawyers have contingency fee structures. Simply put, you pay only if you receive a payout through an insurance settlement process or court award.  State laws determine the

Patients who undergo surgical procedures and suffer anesthesia aspiration are at risk for severe health complications and even death. If medical negligence is the cause, the patient can file a lawsuit for anesthesia aspiration to recover compensation for damages. Understanding Anesthesia Aspiration Generally, most surgical procedures performed by doctors, dentists, and cosmetic surgeons require general