July 17, 2020
When you are injured by a doctor or any other healthcare professional, it is important that you speak with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. In many states, the statute of limitations is two years for these types of cases. Acting swiftly can help protect your rights. Selecting an…
July 23, 2019
With the ever-changing state of medicine, more and more health care professionals are beginning to work from remote locations. From doctors to assistants and even recruiters for remote physicians, the use of telemedicine seems to be growing in acceptance among the physician community. A doctor from…
July 01, 2019
A bowel or colon perforation is a serious surgical complication that can result in lifelong pain and suffering or death if not addressed immediately. Bowel perforation is a risk with some surgical procedures including colonoscopy, laparoscopic procedures, hysterectomy, appendectomy, and other…
June 17, 2019
The radiology department at a hospital or medical center is responsible for administering high-energy radiation tests and treatments. Radiologists are medical doctors who, according to the American College of Radiologists, must complete at least 13 years of training and schooling before achieving…
June 03, 2019
An IV or intravenous catheter is inserted into a vein to administer fluids, electrolytes, medications, blood products, antibiotics, lipids, or nutrition directly into the bloodstream. If the catheter becomes dislodged or moves out of the vein, the fluid that was being infused through it could now…
May 22, 2019
Postpartum hemorrhage after delivery occurs when there is a loss of more than 500 ml of blood after a vaginal delivery or 1000 ml of blood following a C-section. If the heavy bleeding is not controlled it can lead to shock, loss of ability to have future pregnancies, permanent brain damage or…
April 24, 2019
PICC lines are used to provide long term intravenous access to administer IV medications, fluids, electrolytes or antibiotics. The lines are placed by doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who must be aware of the potential dangers these central lines can cause. If complications are not diagnosed…
February 04, 2019
Erb’s palsy is a nerve injury that can occur during birth when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are stretched, torn or damaged. Many babies with Erb’s palsy cannot move their arms or shoulders and some babies are unable to move their hands or fingers.  Erb’s palsy is most often a result of…
July 03, 2018
All medical procedures come with some level of accepted risk. Unfavorable results may be one of these. However, not achieving ideal results does not automatically indicate negligence. Sometimes, even tragic outcomes are simply unavoidable. Unfavorable results may occur regardless of the steps…