How to Protect Your Older Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

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Your older loved ones have supported you throughout your life. As they age, you can repay the favor by helping care for them. Older adults frequently become more vulnerable to abuse as they lose mobility and mental clarity. One of the most valuable things you can do for your family as they enter their golden […]

The Importance of Medical Records in Malpractice Cases

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Your medical records are some of the most important documents in your life. Your healthcare team uses your files to track your health, inform other medical professionals about significant conditions, and provide you with informed, helpful care. However, your medical records can also play an important role when you aren’t receiving necessary care. Accessing your […]

When Hospital Infections Become Medical Malpractice

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Spending time in the hospital is supposed to improve your health. However, for too many people, getting in-person healthcare can actually make their health worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 31 hospital patients develop healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on any given day. While it’s almost impossible to prevent hospital […]

The Devastating Lifelong Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries have a well-deserved reputation as some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. More than almost any other injury, damage to the spinal cord can lead to permanent, painful, and devastating symptoms and disabilities. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are more common than most people realize. There are multiple types […]

New Study Claims At Least 1 in 12 Cerebral Palsy Cases Avoidable

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the conditions that parents fear most. It’s a permanent, often debilitating condition that will affect every part of their child’s life going forward. More importantly, many cases of cerebral palsy could have been avoided. According to a recent study performed by NHS Resolution, at least one in twelve cerebral […]

What to Do When Doctors Don’t Respect Your Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights have become a topic of national conversation since the May 2nd leak of the Supreme Court’s draft of a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. With this leak, access to reproductive healthcare nationwide suddenly appears to be up in the air. However, if you live in California, you may have more options regarding […]

California May Vote to Increase Medical Malpractice Award Cap This Month

For months, it’s seemed clear that California citizens would see a ballot initiative this November on raising the medical malpractice award cap. However, in a unique move from the state legislature, it appears that this will no longer be necessary. As of late April, an agreement has been reached that may allow the state legislature […]

How Common is Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis?

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May 30th is World Multiple Sclerosis Day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a relatively common disease that affects the central nervous system, harming nerves and neurons and slowly degrading the patient’s ability to control parts of their body. Severe cases of MS may cause patients to lose the ability to walk or control their hands. World […]

Are You a Victim of Medical Gaslighting?

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When most people think of medical malpractice, they go to particularly egregious situations first. Horrifying instances of negligence like surgeons who amputate the wrong limb or doctors prescribing the wrong medication to people with deadly allergies capture the imagination. However, they’re nowhere near the most common types of malpractice in daily life. Relatively subtle negligence […]