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The Four Classifications of Adverse Drug Events

Imagine being prescribed a new medication and entrusting that it’s safe and effective, only to suffer harmful complications later on. Navigating the complex world of healthcare and medication safety can be challenging, especially when faced with an adverse drug event. An adverse drug event is an injury resulting from medical intervention related to a drug.

How Medical Malpractice Can Result in Brain Damage

Brain injuries are some of the most serious and life-altering consequences an individual can face. When these injuries result from the negligence of a medical professional, it intensifies the pain and distress for the victims and their families. There are many ways that medical malpractice can result in brain damage, from a failure to recognize

Common Causes of Paralysis as a Result of Medical Malpractice

Facing the reality of paralysis is undoubtedly challenging. The situation becomes even more harrowing when the root cause is traced back to a trusted medical professional’s negligence. Many acts of medical malpractice can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis—and if you suffer at the hands of a healthcare provider, you have the right to pursue

Are Damages Limited or Capped in Medical Malpractice Cases In Washington?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes harm or injury to a patient. Such instances can be devastating, leaving the patient grappling with both physical harm and emotional distress. By filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, victims can recover financial compensation to help pay for any losses that they

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