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Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

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

Could a Flu Misdiagnosis be Medical Malpractice?

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

Do I Have a Legal Case if my Child has Cerebral Palsy?

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

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for a MRSA Infection?

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

When Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

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

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

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

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Narrowly Passes House

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

Statute of Limitations and Other Medical Malpractice Laws in Connecticut

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

New Studies Dispute Need for Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

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

Retired Surgeon Admits to Lying Under Oath in Medical Malpractice Case

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