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Medical Malpractice in Nursing and Veteran Homes & Hospitals

Healthcare providers have a duty to provide a certain standard of care to patients who seek their help. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional breaches this duty and harms a patient.  Medical negligence can occur in any type of facility, including nursing homes and veteran homes, and hospitals. If you

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

How to Obtain Medical Records After an Injury

If you plan on filing an accident claim in Washington state, you will need to obtain copies of your medical records. Your medical information will serve as crucial evidence in your claim, helping you establish the nature, extent, and cause of your injuries and hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses. You have the

What is Cephalopelvic Disproportion?

  When you welcome a new baby into your family, you hope that the labor and delivery process is smooth and free of complications. Unfortunately, birth injury and medical negligence can lead to significant consequences for mothers and infants alike. One of these birth injuries is cephalopelvic disproportion or CPD. CPD occurs when the head

How Do You Prove a Doctor’s Negligence Resulted in a Birth Injury?

When we visit a hospital to deliver our newborn babies, we expect the doctor and his or her medical team to perform up to professional standards. However, not all families receive the best medical care during labor and delivery. Sometimes, a doctor’s negligence can lead to significant birth injuries in a child that cause lifelong

Guide to Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Washington State

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient sustains an injury caused by some form of negligence on the part of a medical practitioner. This negligence typically falls under one of several different categories: misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, deviation from predetermined treatment/surgery, or lack of sanitation (causing infection). Medical malpractice falls under a form of personal injury

Did you receive CoolSculpting treatment in a local spa or salon?

You might not know that CoolSculpting is supposed to be done at the direction / prescription of a medical doctor.  By law, it is supposed to be performed by a physician, or by a trained technician in the physician’s office.  When you walk into a spa, and find that they offer CoolSculpting, you might well