Hospitals and medical institutions have an obligation to apply procedures and hire staff members that meet the standards held by the medical community. When a hospital’s failure to uphold its duty results in a patient’s injury or death, it can be held… Read More
For many, the flu is an annoying, but otherwise simple inconvenience. While some forms of the flu are indeed mild, influenza can be a serious, and potentially deadly, diagnosis.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes 35.6 million… Read More
Of all the potential birth injuries to a newborn child, cerebral palsy is one of the most devastating. Occurring in approximately 1.4 to four of every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy can occur as the result of medical malpractice, which means you may be… Read More
MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph infection commonly contracted during a hospital stay that can cause severe consequences for patients, as it is resistant to many antibiotics and is difficult to treat.
In rare cases, this… Read More
The proper diagnosis of an illness or disease allows patients to undergo the proper treatment, so they can recover from the illness. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses occur at a frightening rate, with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of all cases being misdiagnosed,… Read More
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s action or inaction results in substandard treatment and causes injury to the patient.
It is important to note, however, that simply because you did not get the outcome you intended from medical… Read More
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed House Bill 1215, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, which will strip patients and nursing home residents of their right to hold hospitals, health care providers and nursing homes… Read More
Are you preparing to file a medical malpractice claim?
There are several Connecticut medical malpractice laws that you need to review before you file a lawsuit. These laws cover everything from deadlines for filing claims to things you must prove before… Read More
On Monday, Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), a project from the Center for Justice & Democracy, published two studies about the medical malpractice insurance industry.
These studies undermine arguments about the need for tort reform, which has been… Read More
Dr. Lars Aanning, a retired surgeon, recently wrote a column in The Yankton County Observer in which he admitted that he lied under oath to protect a partner who was on trial for medical malpractice nearly 20 years ago.
When Aanning was called as a witness… Read More