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February 2022

Colburn Law

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death?

No one expects to suffer harm at the hands of a healthcare provider. Unfortunately, many people develop serious injuries and worsening illnesses due to medical negligence. In some cases, patients die because of healthcare providers’ actions. Victims of medical negligence can pursue legal action against the at-fault providers. Depending on the outcome of the negligence,

Understanding Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

We go to the doctor to get answers about our health and receive the care that we need. However, when a doctor makes a careless mistake while diagnosing a patient, serious injuries and illnesses can occur. Misdiagnosis is a very common form of medical malpractice, which occurs when a healthcare professional harms a patient through

Talcum Powder and Its Link to Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder is a substance commonly found in baby powders, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and other consumer products. Popular for its moisture absorption abilities, talcum powder is made of talc, which is a mineral that contains magnesium, oxygen, and silicon. While talcum powder may seem useful, studies show that it may lead to the development

Can You Sue the VA for Medical Malpractice?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees several important benefits for military members, including education, disability, and health care. Veterans and their families often visit VA medical facilities to receive inpatient and outpatient care, including surgeries, physical therapy, and mental health treatment. However, some veterans experience medical malpractice while under the care of a VA

Signs of Nursing Home Trust Fund Abuse

Elder abuse is unfortunately prevalent among senior citizens in the United States. This mistreatment can involve physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as abandonment and neglect. However, one of the most common forms of elder abuse involves finances. Many elderly people living in long-term care facilities experience nursing home trust fund abuse, which occurs

How to Choose the Right Nursing Home for a Loved One

For many families, nursing homes offer the optimal care and amenities to care for elderly loved ones or relatives with special needs. However, it can be difficult to choose the right facility, especially when nursing home abuse is so rampant in the United States. If you are searching for the right nursing home for a

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19

Elder abuse occurs when an older person experiences physical, emotional, financial, or sexual harm at the hands of another person. Senior citizens may also experience abandonment and neglect, often from the people that they trust to care for them. Limited physical contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for family members to

Acceleration and Deceleration Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) send thousands of people to the hospital every single year. Damage to the brain can result in life-threatening complications and permanent disabilities, severely impacting victims’ lives. Many of these injuries occur during motor vehicle collisions. Acceleration and deceleration brain injuries are especially common in car accidents. These injuries can lead to

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

All types of brain injuries are serious medical emergencies, including concussions. Considered to be a milder brain injury, concussions occur when we sustain a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Without prompt treatment, concussion symptoms can worsen and even become life-threatening. However, many people with concussions do not experience symptoms for hours or even