Jan 4, 2023

Surgical Errors and Nerve Damage

When we go to the hospital or to our doctor, we trust that we are in good hands. These professionals have to go through years of education and training to be where they are now, and they are the only people the public really has available to treat us for our injuries and maladies. Most [...]

Nov 30, 2022

New Blood Test Predicts the Risk for Preeclampsia

While some pregnancies are generally smooth and the baby is delivered without complications, there are many pregnancies that are not. This makes pregnancy a complex and stressful period, where not only the woman’s life is in danger, but also the infant’s. One of the most common, yet dangerous, complications of a pregnancy is preeclampsia. There [...]

Sep 14, 2022

Why Is Medical Malpractice Handled in Civil Court?

In September of 2021, the husband of a former George Washington University Hospital patient filed a lawsuit against the healthcare facility for allegedly failing to diagnose his wife for cancer in 2018. Patrick Tate alleges that the medical professionals were negligent by failing to properly diagnose a cancerous tumor near his wife’s thymus gland. This [...]

Sep 29, 2021

Actress Christina Applegate Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis

Christina Applegate is the latest celebrity to reveal that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Emmy-award winning actress took to Twitter a few weeks ago and shared her diagnosis with the world. Since becoming aware of her diagnosis a few months ago, Applegate has expressed gratitude for the many people who have [...]

Aug 11, 2021

What Kinds of Brain Injuries Are Caused by Medical Malpractice?

There are many ways in which brain injuries can be caused. A person can obtain a brain injury from a tragic car accident. A person could have suffered a gunshot wound and as a result acquired a brain injury. A person could have taken a traumatic fall and acquired a brain injury as a result. [...]

May 12, 2021

Can a Lawyer’s Specialty Affect a Legal Malpractice Claim?

It used to be the case that a lawyer could hang up his/her shingle and practice in a variety of legal areas. Nowadays, many lawyers represent clients in just a few practice areas. Some specialize (seeking designation through a state Supreme Court or the National Board of Trial advocacy) or focus on just one or [...]

Mar 10, 2021

Are Legal Malpractice Settlements Taxable?

Lawyers may be liable for legal malpractice if they mishandle any type of legal claim – such as an accident claim, a divorce case, real estate matters, tax issues, or other causes. Experienced legal malpractice lawyers work with lawyers and other professionals to show that your lawyer was negligent, and that the lawyer’s negligence caused [...]

Feb 3, 2021

Can the Use of Artificial Intelligence Reduce Malpractice Liability?

A recently published study found that physicians who follow recommendations from artificial intelligence (AI) software may be more shielded from liability than previously thought. Past research has indicated that laypeople (i.e., the general public) are resistant to AI, but this study shows that potential jurors are actually not strongly opposed to a physician’s acceptance of [...]

Jan 20, 2021

Six Mistakes That Can Lead to Legal Malpractice

A career in the legal industry requires a high degree of professionalism, as well as adherence to certain rules and regulations. If an attorney fails to meet the standards of their industry and their client suffers  as a result, the attorney may be held liable for legal malpractice. Legal malpractice typically occurs when a lawyer’s [...]

Dec 16, 2020

Misdiagnosing Cancer in the Wake of Coronavirus

It is safe to say that there is plenty of worry to go around these days particularly when it comes to your health. Staying vigilant about what even a sniffle could mean has become second nature to most of us. When you finally do decide it’s time to seek medical care, you expect to come [...]

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