Category: Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue My Plastic Surgeon?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Surgical Errors on April 20, 2019

Cosmetic surgeons face the same professional obligations as all other medical professionals to do no harm to their patients. When a patient suffers harm from a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is possible for the patient to pursue a medical malpractice claim. However, since most cosmetic surgery procedures are voluntary, patients may have a hard time… read more

Can I Sue a Dentist for a Bad Root Canal?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Surgical Errors on April 19, 2019

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States and millions of Americans undergo these procedures every year. Dentists are medical professionals and therefore have a duty of care to their patients to meet the standard of care for every patient’s condition. Each patient is unique, and every dental issue… read more

Can You Sue a Doctor for Bad Surgery?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Surgical Errors on April 17, 2019

Countless Americans undergo surgical procedures every year. Some of these procedures are to correct serious health problems, such as trauma surgery to remove a bullet from a gunshot victim or extract a tumor. Other surgical procedures are voluntary for cosmetic reasons, such as rhinoplasty and “tummy tuck” procedures. Regardless of why a patient undergoes surgery,… read more

Can I Sue My Orthodontist for Malpractice?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 12, 2019

Orthodontists are medical professionals and therefore professionally obligated to meet the standard of care for every patient treated in their facilities. You may wonder whether you have grounds for a lawsuit against an orthodontist if you are dissatisfied with his or her work on your teeth, but you may only take legal action if the… read more

Can I Sue My Chiropractor?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on March 26, 2019

Chiropractic medicine helps many people address issues they feel traditional medicine has not successfully solved. However, when something goes wrong at a traditional physician’s office, the patient has the option to sue. Does that same right exist when it comes to mistakes during chiropractic care? Are Chiropractors Medical Doctors? Chiropractors do not hold medical degrees… read more

Can You Sue Kaiser Permanente?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on March 12, 2019

Kaiser Permanente is one of the United States’ largest not-for-profit health plans, comprising dozens of hospitals and millions of members. For the most part, medical personnel across the country provide care at or exceeding the standard of care expected by their patients, but when patients suffer injury as the result of substandard care, they may… read more

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 28, 2019

When you suffer from an incident of medical malpractice, you can find yourself paying for expensive medical bills, losing out on hours of work, and suffering from lifelong consequences, such as permanent disability or loss of quality of life. When you file a lawsuit to recover these damages, you want to receive your compensation as… read more

Can I Sue My Doctor for Emotional Distress?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 21, 2018

Medical malpractice is a serious violation of a patient’s right to proper care. Depending on the nature of the malpractice situation, a negligent physician could cause a patient to experience severe or permanent injuries. A patient could suffer significant emotional distress as a result of the doctor’s mistake or oversight, especially if the negligence will… read more

What Are the Chances of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 17, 2018

A medical malpractice lawsuit can result in restitution for an injured patient’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A successful lawsuit can give a patient the financial stability he or she needs to move on after a damaging medical mistake or act of negligence. Deciding whether to file a claim can… read more

What Constitutes Medical Negligence?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 10, 2018

Medical negligence is the central issue involved in medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania. It refers to one of four main elements a patient needs to present a claim against a physician or other healthcare provider. It is, strictly speaking, the main required legal element of a valid medical malpractice claim. Knowing what may constitute medical… read more