Doctors are supposed to heal and help keep you and your family safe. And, for the most part, they do. However, if you or someone you love has been hurt by a physician, you might have to file a medical malpractice claim. When you are injured by a doctor, nurse or at a place like…

When you or a loved one is ill, the last thing you want to think about is medical malpractice. You just want the best possible care from your doctor. Sadly, doctors are human and it does occur – sometimes with devastating consequences. You can – and should – file a medical malpractice claim if you or…

Chances are, you have a smart phone. While most of us use it to text, talk and play games, our smart phones can also help keep us safe if we download and use health care apps. By having your medical information literally in the palm of your hand, you can work as a team with…

Having a baby is a wonderful, emotional time. And giving birth should be special and stress-free, right? Birth injuries, however, are common – 6-8 infants out of 1,000 born will have a birth injury, according to the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHRQ). Common birth injuries can range from minor to severe, including nerve damage, hemorrhage and…

You can’t always prevent a hospital stay; after all, accidents and emergencies happen. However, if you or a loved one is hospitalized, there are some things you can do about preventing hospital mistakes. These errors could be minor or catastrophic, but most are preventable. A Johns Hopkins study published in May suggested that medical errors…

Patients seeking medical treatment from a general doctor or a specialist oftentimes place a lot of trust in their doctors, sometimes to their detriment.  No matter how specialized a doctor or medical practitioner, mistakes happen. If the patient is afraid to ask questions, he or she may lose the right to seek compensation for injuries caused…

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