Emotional distress is a difficult thing to evaluate in any personal injury claim, including medical malpractice cases.
Cancer may have been the official cause of death on a South Carolina woman's death certificate but it didn't have to be that way.
In a lawsuit that may be a first, adoptive parents were awarded $440,000 because their child had actually been born with the genitalia for both males and females, and South Carolina authorities arbitrarily decided to remove the male genitals and make the infant a girl.
For a long time now, patients have been told that modern anesthesia methods are safer than ever, with mortality rates falling drastically over the last 30 years to only around one anesthesia-related death out of every 200,000 to 300,000 patients.
Spring is here -- and that means spring flowers, spring showers and the sudden arrival of insects back on the scene, including the tiny tick.
Just about everyone looks up how to do things on the internet these days -- and YouTube can be a big help if you're trying to figure out how to install a garbage disposal or get a pair of false eyelashes in place.
A new study from Vanderbuilt University uncovers something interesting—although it might take a medical malpractice attorney to appreciate the real significance.
Citing the need for greater awareness and more transparency to lessen human error in health care, researchers point to ways that patients themselves can help reduce medical errors. Currently, medical errors come after heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over 250,000 Americans die each year because of surgical errors and medication mistakes. While professionals work to implement practices to improve this problem, there are things you can do to prevent a devastating medical mistake that affects the rest of your life.
If something goes wrong with a surgery or a minor medical procedure and the patient dies, could the anesthesiologist be to blame? What factors could lead to a patient's death from anesthesia-related complications?
When it comes to the medical care of your elderly mother or father, your job consists of more than just finding the right nursing home. The staff can begin to use unacceptable methods once your parent begins living at the new residence. These behaviors are not limited to abuse and neglect. Another common but less well-known nursing home horror is the unnecessary use of antipsychotics on patients. You need to be aware of this issue to ensure it does not happen to your mom or dad.