Category: Personal Injury
Is Falling in the Hospital Considered Medical Malpractice?
Posted in Personal Injury on January 11, 2023
When a patient’s fall in a hospital is preventable but caused by the staff’s or hospital owner’s negligence, it may be considered medical malpractice. However, it will depend on the circumstances of the fall. When a Fall in the Hospital is Medical Malpractice For a fall in a hospital to be considered medical malpractice, the… 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
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? Can You Sue a Chiropractor for Malpractice? Like other medical… 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
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 Claim?
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
Can Doctors Legally Lie to Patients?
Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 3, 2018
Doctors owe the highest standards of care to their patients. The medical industry controls what a doctor can and cannot do within his or her professional capacity during patient care. Part of a doctor’s professional duty is to be honest with patients. This involves specific responsibilities, such as receiving informed consent from a patient and… read more