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Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue for Heroin Addiction Caused by Prescription Opioids? One of the most well-known drugs that causes severe damage to those addicted to it is heroin. Typically derived from morphine taken from the seed pod of the poppy plant, heroin has existed since the late 19th century causing intense…

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Claims Of those medical malpractice claims filed each year in the United States, nearly 35 percent of all claims arose out of surgical procedures. Neurosurgery has the highest rate of malpractice claims, encompassing nearly 20 percent of claims overall, and cardiovascular surgery encompasses almost another…

Medical Malpractice Cases Benefit From Expert Witness Testimony Medical malpractice cases involve technical explanations of complicated scientific concepts. They also involve speculation about what a doctor should have done, and whether another doctor would have made the same choices in similar circumstances. For these reasons, a medical malpractice case is often…

What’s the definition of medical malpractice? Malpractice, according to a leading legal dictionary, is: “The tort committed when a professional fails to properly execute their duty to a client.” (Tort is a legal term meaning “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to…

As humans, we make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. But when you’re a doctor, a mistake can cost patients a limb or their lives. As such, the law allows patients to hold doctors accountable for these mistakes. However, it’s not as simple as making a claim, the doctor admitting his or…