Bariatric Surgery Can Be Deadly
Something like bariatric surgery, or weight-loss surgery, is sometimes highly promoted in our modern culture with more than 30% of adults and 17% of adolescents struggling with obesity in the United States. Many people love the idea of a Gastric Bypass or a Gastric Sleeve procedure since either one can result in substantial weight loss,…Read More
Is It Better to Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim, or to Go to Trial?
In malpractice cases, many hospitals and doctors prefer to settle instead of entering into a trial proceeding that can potentially leave them liable for a much larger judgment. Further, many patients are eager to settle in order to obtain compensation faster and to avoid a difficult and extended legal process that can stretch over several…Read More
When Doctors Are Liable for Your Heart Attack from Underlying Health Conditions
Let’s be honest. None of us enjoy going to the doctor’s office, even for routine checkups. But we all understand their importance. Prevention is the best precaution against any disease. There are so many medical conditions that can be prevented because of early detection. That’s why a doctor’s diagnosis holds so much power. Can you…Read More
The Top Four Causes of Maternal Injury During Labor and Delivery
The childbirth process is so delicate that if obstetricians are not careful, they can cause serious injury to the baby and the mother. When physicians cause harm to a mother or her baby during labor or delivery, these injuries are known as birth injuries. Birth injuries can range from severe bruising to a broken bone…Read More
Why Is Medical Malpractice Handled in Civil Court?
Anyone who is injured due to medical malpractice has the right to file a civil medical malpractice claim against negligent hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers. The families of anyone who dies due to medical malpractice have the right to file wrongful death claims against the negligent defendants. Wrongful death claims are also civil claims.…Read More
When Do Implied and Express Consent Failures Constitute Medical Malpractice?
Victims of slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, and product defects often require medical treatments. Even Tennessee residents who don’t have accidents may need medical treatment for their diseases and medical conditions. These victims and patients aren’t doctors. They rely on their healthcare providers to inform them about their medical condition, the possible treatments,…Read More
What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases?
When you’re feeling lousy, you need to see a doctor for help. You rely on the doctor to ask about your medical history and your current symptoms. You expect your doctor to conduct a physical examination that focuses on all your symptoms and complaints. Patients also anticipate that the ER doctors, their family doctors, or…Read More
Medical Malpractice Due to IV Placement Mistakes
Many patients require intravenous (IV) therapy to ensure their bodies are getting enough fluids and the medications they need. In addition to fluids and medications, IV therapy is also used to introduce electrolytes and antibiotics into the patient. IV therapy is often used for surgical patients as well as those with illnesses or injuries. Generally,…Read More
The Consequences of Multiple Misdiagnoses
Medical providers have a duty of care to thoroughly and completely investigate health complaints. When practitioners fail to address patient complaints, the consequences can be devastating. The worst outcome for any failure in care is generally considered to be the death of a patient. Unfortunately for some patients, living with the effects of serious medical…Read More
Tennessee Physician Used the Incorrect Test to Clear Patients of COVID
Doctors need to order the correct diagnostic tests at the correct time. If they order the wrong tests or delay the diagnosis and the patient suffers harm, the patient has a right to file a medical malpractice claim to hold the doctor and any other responsible parties accountable. The Insurance Journal recently reported that the…Read More