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Birth Defects
Abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth.

Cerebral Palsy
 A neurological disorder that negatively impacts muscle movement and coordination.

Erbs Palsy
 Erb's palsy is a type of birth injury that results when nerves surrounding the shoulder are damaged or injured.

Surgical Errors
There are inherent risks involved in even the most minor of surgical procedures.

Misdiagnosis
Because proper and timely treatment often makes the difference between life and death, many misdiagnosis victims suffer and die needlessly.

Overdose
An overdose occurs when an individual takes or receives more than the medically recommended dosage of a particular drug.

Medical Negligence
Medical negligence, also commonly referred to as medical malpractice, arises when a licensed healthcare provider fails to provide proper and timely care to a patient resulting in patient injury or death.



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There are standards for health care and surgery operations. Doctors and hospitals are trained experts and have guidelines for medical treatments. When an operation or when health care fails many times it is because of negligence or poor practice standards, the doctors know better. This is what medical malpractice is about. Some states protect doctors and health care professionals by providing a cap on the amount of money that can be sued or a lawsuit can include. However, majorities of the states have high caps and some have no caps. Let the lawyer worry and plan for this. In any case, medical surgery or treatment should not have bad consequences or even death if patient is a non-risk or is in good health to start. You have heard of the crazy medial errors such as leaving a sponge inside a body after the surgery is done and stitches are complete. X-rays from months and years later have shown scalpel knives, surgical utensils, even glasses and other objects still inside a body. Most medical malpractice cases are obvious, such as skin problems after facial plastic surgery, wrong site operation like on wrong limb, dental damage errors, Lasik surgery errors, fat removal liposuction or abdominal surgery to stop eating errors and more.

If you have been involved in a botched surgery, medical error procedure or you are not happy with the outcome of your medial treatment then contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away to see what your rights and option are in your state.

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In medical malpractice cases, it is very important to contact a lawyer as soon as second medical advice has been received, or as soon as a denial to improve the problem has been given. You should contact a medical malpractice lawyer when you notice something permanent or life-changing error has been committed. Time is not on your side you must act fast with medical errors, many times the doctor and staff responsible for the medial error will try to fix the problem, and it may not be in your best interest to do that. A medical malpractice doctor should be advised first if error is not life threatening to get a second medical and third medical exam. Find out the cost to fix or reverse the error from another health care provider.

Types of malpractice issues:

  • Prescription errors failure to warn side effects
  • Cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
  • Birth delivery errors
  • Dental errors
  • Actionable medical malpractice
  • Failed erroneous diagnosis
  • Sub Standard Care
  • Lack of "informed Consent"
  • Breach of doctor-patient confidentiality
  • Failure to obtain medical history
  • Loss of medical records
  • Bedsores from bed care
  • Elder nursing home care neglect
  • Overcharging for procedures
  • Unlicensed doctor or facility
  • Death not expected

Medical malpractice can be from a health care facility such as a hospital, hospice, nursing home or a private nurse or doctor. In the case of a private nurse or doctor, they might be responsible in a death or poor medical condition of a patient by not acting ethically or advising patient of consequences. Private Doctors and nurses have medical ethics to count for not just the money or cash a patient throws at the private care. Prescription drug malpractice is common and doctors or internist can be held responsible for prescribing or giving dangerous drugs that should be only taken under the most diligent supervision possible. 

If you have been involved in a botched surgery, medical error procedure or you are not happy with the outcome of your medial treatment then contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away to see what your rights and option are in your state.

A medical malpractice lawyer can research and plan compensation & money for many of the following:

Doctor bills
Ambulance costs
Hospital bills
Private Nurses
Medicines drugs
Medical supplies
Travel lodging needed for treatments
Wheelchairs, walkers, prosthesis, handicapped -accessible vehicle
Future medical expenses
Lost wages
Other work loses
Loss of earning capacity
Special training / occupational therapy
Property damage

As well as - pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, total disability, future disability, loss of enjoyment of life, your spouses loss of your services, lost limbs, lost organs, back head injury , head injury brain damage including injuries that are visible and invisible.

Your medical care or surgery may have changed your normal life activities that it should not have. Such life changing events may be as simple as house chores, play golf / sports, dancing, going out with friends, concerts, plays play music instruments, yard work, see clear, hear good, think well, you may feel fear, loneliness, anxiety , humiliation, anger sorrow and many other issues like this. A medical malpractice lawyer can with their medical case experience, easily foresee and account for compensation. They know the laws and patient rights and standards as well as the state limits. You cannot fight big medical hospitals or doctors for your compensation. Research and legal issues can be complicated and should be fast. If you try to handle the issues yourself, you can have the consequences of time making your injury worse.

If you have been involved in a botched surgery, medical error procedure or you are not happy with the outcome of your medial treatment then contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away to see what your rights and option are in your state.



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