Jeannette Shields, 70 years old, dies when her health care providers dropped her off the operating table following surgery. Error or medical malpractice? This is a sad example of a serious and preventable medical error.
Protecting your rights and easing your stress after a car accident does not have to be difficult. Whether you call a personal injury firm, like Gage Mathers, or want to handle things yourself, there are important things you should know.
“While millions of us stayed home helping to fight the spread of the virus and reducing the risk of accidents for our essential workers, insurance companies continued to collect inflated premiums,” Lara said.
“The bottom line: Insurance companies overcharged consumers and need to do more to make it right and help Californians recover.”
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Every year there are around 3 million TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths. Nearly 150 Americans die from TBI-related injuries each day. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives.
With the rise of the popularity of doorstep delivery services as well as regular logistics, it is not surprising that commercial transportation accidents have reached record highs. A recent study showed that in 2019 out of more than 5,300 work-related deaths, commercial drivers accounted for 1,480 of those deaths.
We are happy to share the news that the 1st District Court of Appeals in Wisconsin ruled that a cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional.
The only way to protect Americans is to stop pandering to insurance companies.
Even minor impacts can cause injuries. You might not feel your injuries until hours or days after the crash.
Learn what to do if you have been in a crash, and how to protect yourself in the future.
H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act is going to the House floor this week. This massive medical malpractice bill also applies to nursing homes and drug and device cases.
Understaffing at hospitals or nursing homes can result in patients not receive appropriate care; providers miss signs and symptoms of a serious condition, or abuse and neglect.
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Scientific American reports that “the true number of premature deaths associated with preventable harm to patients was estimated at more than 400,000 per year.”
The use of pain medication in the U.S. is alarming. The medical malpractice risk arises because these powerful pain medications are highly addictive, even after short-term use.
Lobbyists for doctors and their insurers met to draft an overhaul of the nation’s medical malpractice laws. The legislation proposed strict limits on damages for the people most victimized by preventable medical errors.
The American Bar Association penned a letter to the House Judiciary Committee expressing opposition to HR 1215. They are working to protect victims’ rights to hold wrongdoers accountable.
In Arizona, juries are instructed that medical negligence is the failure to comply with the applicable “standard of care.” Are doctors allowed to make mistakes? Yes, sometimes. Some mistakes are considered acceptable.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would victimize medical malpractice victims and protect the health care providers who injured them. H.R. 1215 passed by the slimmest of margins. But I am not comforted…