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 […]

Experts Predict Pandemic-Driven Rise In Medical Malpractice Claims In 2022

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According to medical and legal experts, it’s time to expect a surge of medical malpractice lawsuits. Now that the pandemic is starting to come under control, many professionals predict rising medical accidents and lawsuits about those accidents. But why? Many factors are in play: patients returning to medical facilities, doctors being overworked, and medical facilities […]

MICRA Modifications May Remove Medical Malpractice Settlement Caps

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When it comes to medical malpractice, a single piece of legislation rarely affects the entire field at once. Many legislative works cover specific conditions or types of malpractice, not the concept as a whole. That’s why a new California ballot measure just approved for 2022 is so important. The ballot measure is intended to modify […]

3000 Mistakes: How a Single Impaired Doctor Ruined Lives

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You trust your healthcare team to make crucial decisions regarding your life and wellbeing. Good medical professionals respect that trust. Doctors even take the Hippocratic oath: “I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm,” which is often summarized as “First, do no harm.” The problem is that not all doctors respect that. In fact, […]