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Cerebral Palsy

Lea en español Cerebral palsy is a general term given to host of neurological disorders that occur in infants and small children. Cerebral palsy permanently debilitates muscle movement and coordination. It is caused by abnormalities in the areas of the brain that control the movement of muscles. This abnormal brain function can be the result […]

Psychiatric Malpractice

Lea en español Psychiatric malpractice is a psychiatrist’s misconduct or failure to provide a professional level of skill in the care and treatment of patients. Psychiatric patients often must deal with unstable and fragile mental states. They depend on psychiatrists or psychologists to provide appropriate support and care. When a psychiatrist fails to provide the […]

Dental Malpractice

Lea en español Dental malpractice is negligent practices by dental health care professionals. Negligence may occur not only during dental procedures but also when a dentist fails to notice additional health problems. Some situations that have resulted in dental malpractice claims include: Failure to detect and diagnose oral cancer or periodontal disease Nerve damage inflicted […]

Gastric Bypass Complications

Lea en español Gastric bypass surgery is performed in most cases on people in danger of severe health problems related to obesity. The surgery makes the stomach smaller, making the person feel full quicker after eating, thus reducing the amount of food consumed. The procedure also allows food to bypass part of the intestine, causing […]

Cosmetic Surgery

Lea en español Cosmetic surgery is performed to alter a person’s appearance. Reconstructive surgery also is considered cosmetic surgery but is performed to correct disfigurement. The practice of cosmetic surgery is popular in the U.S. However, as in other areas of medical practice, negligence can occur, causing physical and even life-threatening side effects. Medical malpractice […]

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations : The Filing Deadline

Lea en español Some state laws allow patients who are not immediately aware of a botched medical procedure to sue the doctor even if the original statute of limitations has expired. The key is whether the patient knew or should have known about the injury before the limitations period ended. If the patient did not […]

Medical Malpractice

Lea en español When you seek medical treatment for an injury or illness, you expect, at a minimum, that your condition will not worsen because of the care you receive. When a medical professional acts carelessly or negligently, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. The Standard for Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases Medical […]

Hospital Errors

Lea en español Negligence on the part of doctors, nurses and health care professionals in hospitals can result in patient injury and even death. Studies have shown that throughout the country, hospital errors result in approximately 200,000 deaths each year. Injury as a result of medical mistakes in hospitals can lead to future health concerns, […]