Professional Negligence vs. Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

Professional Negligence vs. Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

Professionals have a responsibility to the people they serve to provide quality services and take a reasonable amount of care when performing their jobs. However, that’s not always what happens. If a professional neglects their responsibilities and harms someone, the person they hurt has a legal right to pursue compensation for their losses. However, the […]

When Adjustments Go Wrong: Understanding Chiropractic Medical Malpractice

When Adjustments Go Wrong: Understanding Chiropractic Medical Malpractice

Chiropractors can play important roles in helping people recover after accidents and keep their backs healthy. However, not every chiropractor is equally skilled. When bad chiropractors make mistakes, they can cause permanent harm and make existing injuries worse.  When this happens, it is known as chiropractic malpractice and may be grounds for legal action. Here […]

Military Medical Malpractice Victims May Be Eligible for Shipboard Injuries

Proposed new legislation could expand military servicemembers’ rights to receive compensation for medical malpractice claims. The proposed bill, titled the Seaman Danyelle Luckey Military Medical Accountability Amendment Act of 2022 (the Luckey Act), would grant servicemembers the right to pursue compensation for injuries caused by negligent medical care while aboard ships.  The bill is named […]

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 […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Couple Suing Fertility Clinic for Embryo Mix-Up

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 […]

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 […]

What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

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There’s a reason that medical settings are so commonly used in horror movies. The idea that a physician could harm you is a very real fear for many people. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem in real life. While real healthcare professionals aren’t likely to act like protagonists of a horror franchise, they can and […]