Are Gag Orders Making Medical Errors More Common?

Word of mouth is a fundamental part of how people make decisions. You probably consider reviews and the opinions of people you trust when choosing where to eat, what to buy, and who should do your taxes. Bad reviews are just as important as good ones because they give you insight into the items and […]

California Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Case for Mother of Stillborn Baby

As an expecting parent, one of the worst things that can happen to you is the stillbirth of your child. It’s enough of a tragedy if the stillbirth was unavoidable due to a genetic or developmental abnormality. If the stillbirth was caused by medical malpractice, it’s even worse. That’s what the California mother of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Couple Suing Fertility Clinic for Embryo Mix-Up

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A Los Angeles couple has sued a local Encino fertility clinic for medical malpractice after discovering that the clinic “mixed up” embryos and caused them to give birth to the wrong child. According to the lawsuit, the clinic and an associated doctor “recklessly, negligently and/or knowingly lost” the couple’s own embryo and implanted another couple’s […]

California Doctor Facing Fraud Allegations for Incentivizing Expensive Procedures

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A California doctor responsible for the pain management treatment of thousands of patients has been accused of committing malpractice and insurance fraud by the State Department of Justice (DOJ). Doctor Francis Lagattuta, the head physician and practice owner of the Lags Medical Centers chain, is being investigated alongside his practice. The DOJ investigation is based […]

HMO Malpractice: What It Is and When to File a Claim

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Health insurance is a complicated business in the US. It’s both a vital tool for keeping people healthy and a profoundly confusing maze of bureaucracy. With all the different plans, coverage levels, and conditions, it’s easy to get lost in the process and miss important details. That’s how many HMOs get away with malpractice. HMO […]