Category: Medical Malpractice

A tracheotomy or tracheostomy is a surgical procedure, whereby a doctor opens up the windpipe, or trachea. A tracheotomy may be performed for several reasons, including a blocked windpipe, a swollen windpipe, severe injury to the neck or mouth, paralysis of the throat muscles, or a tumor. Tracheotomies should only be used in critical situations, however,

A tracheotomy is a surgical procedure, whereby a doctor opens up the windpipe (or trachea) in an emergency situation. A tracheotomy may be performed for several reasons, including a blocked windpipe, a swollen windpipe, severe injury to the neck or mouth, paralysis of the throat muscles, or a tumor. There are two types of tracheotomies. One type

Medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional injures a patient due to negligence. When you seek medical care, there is an expectation that you will be treated according to accepted standards of practice. When your care deviates from these standards and results in injury, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries suffered

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.

Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago closed its doors earlier this month amidst a massive health care scandal that resulted in charges filed against seven of the hospital’s doctors and executives, including the hospital’s owner. The hospital’s inpatients were transferred to nearby hospitals. Effective May 23, Medicare had decided to suspend payments to the hospital for 180 days. According to Crain’s

Though birth injuries can occur through the fault of no one, birth injuries are sometimes caused by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional injures a patient due to negligence. In the case of a birth injury, a newborn is often the victim of the negligence. When a birth injury is caused by

The US healthcare system is facing a medical crisis due to inferior hospital quality and substandard patient care in medical facilities across the country. Hospital Patients are Dying Recent investigations by Georgia Health News and WebMD show that the U.S. healthcare system is not providing quality medical care to patients. Although Americans spent close to $3.5 trillion on healthcare

Psychiatric malpractice is a type of personal injury claim that covers negligence by mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists. Psychiatrists owe their patients a standard of care that requires them to make decisions about, evaluate, and treat their patients as a reasonable psychiatrist would during their medical practice. Failure to meet this standard of care

Even mild oxygen deprivation at birth may cause severe, life-long conditions and even death. Birth asphyxia, which occurs when a baby’s brain and other organs don’t get enough oxygen before, during, or right after birth, can result in serious, long-term health problems including brain damage. Brain damage at birth from lack of oxygen puts babies