Oct6, 2015

Medical Malpractice: Suing Your Doctor for Enabling Your Addiction to Pain Medication in West Virginia

What if you received a serious injury in an auto accident and your doctor prescribed pain medication to which you quickly became addicted? Can you sue your doctor for medical malpractice? In West Virginia you […]

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Oct1, 2015

What the Media Does Not Understand about Premises Liability

A woman recently sued Dunkin’ Donuts and settled her premises liability case for $522,000. The media has had a bit of a field day with the story (as have the commenters on the sites covering […]

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Sep28, 2015

Defective IVC Filters Spur Defective Medical Device Lawsuits throughout the Country

An inferior vena cava filter, or IVC filter, is a medical device designed to prevent blood clots from traveling into the heart or lungs. They are primarily used in patients who, for myriad reasons, cannot […]

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Sep25, 2015

Why Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Rely on Expert Testimony

Medical malpractice is defined as “improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.” In order to prove that a healthcare provider was negligent, and […]

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Sep23, 2015

What are the 5 Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

A study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that hospital errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, with approximately 440,000 deaths each year. […]

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Sep22, 2015

Are Cameras in the Operating Room an Effective Way to Curb Medical Malpractice?

Preventable medical errors are absolutely rampant in this country, and what goes on in operating rooms is not always carefully documented. A study conducted by Patient Safety America estimates that more than 400,000 people die […]

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Sep16, 2015

The FDA Warns about the Dangers of Medication Errors from Drug Mix-ups

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety advisory to doctors, pharmacists and patients to check both the prescription and the label on medicine bottles before taking a new prescription drug. They have received […]

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Sep14, 2015

Parental Responsibility when a Child Causes a Personal Injury

Imagine you are driving along one day and you are involved in an auto accident. Another car ran a stop sign and came barreling through the intersection and broadsided your car. When you step out […]

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Sep11, 2015

Medical Malpractice and the Rise of Gastric Bypass Surgical Errors

The rise in popularity of gastric bypass and other surgical weight loss procedures is directly linked to the rising obesity rates in the Unites States. Gastric bypass is a bariatric surgery technique which treats morbid […]

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Sep10, 2015

Can a Blood Test Detect Traumatic Brain Injury?

A new blood test being developed may be able to detect traumatic brain injury, or TBI, according to an article published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. TBIs affect about 1.7 million people each year, and […]

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