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A spinal cord injury can change your life in significant and dramatic ways. Paralysis, lack of sensation, severe pain, and many other complications can occur when the spinal cord is compressed or severed. Many factors can lead to a spinal cord injury, including medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to upholdMedical Malpractice in Nursing and Veteran Homes & Hospitals
Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 4, 2022
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 youWhat Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 17, 2022
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
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 15, 2022
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 throughTalcum Powder and Its Link to Ovarian Cancer
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 13, 2022
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 developmentCan You Sue the VA for Medical Malpractice?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on February 11, 2022
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 VAHow to Obtain Medical Records After an Injury
Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 19, 2021
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 theWhat 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 headHow 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 lifelongGuide to Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Washington State
Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 24, 2019
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