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Top Reasons Why Your Medical Claims Are Being Denied

Navigating the world of healthcare can be a challenging experience for many patients, particularly when it comes to medical claims. Whether you’re dealing with a chronic condition or a sudden illness, the last thing you want is to be faced with a denied claim.  Unfortunately, medical claim denials are a common occurrence and can be

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis: Medical Malpractice

Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects thousands of people around the world. Like many types of cancer, patients have a better chance of survival if breast cancer is detected in its early stages. For this reason, an accurate medical diagnosis is critical. A breast cancer misdiagnosis can prolong the time it takes to

Spinal Cord Compression & Medical Malpractice

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 uphold

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