When an individual goes to the doctor or to the emergency room because they have some type of ailment, they expect that the medical professionals treating them will identify the issue and treat it accordingly. Unfortunately, there are often situations where the medical professionals treating the patient do not properly diagnose them. The biggest issue here is that in situations of misdiagnosis, the medical professionals will often treat the patient for an ailment that they do not actually[...]
Of course, all medications have risks associated with them. However, the vast majority of drugs on the market in the United States are safe enough to be taken during pregnancy. But there are several that are known to cause considerable problems and serious birth injury. In these cases, the negligent prescribing physician and possibly the drug manufacturer could be held liable for trauma sustained by your baby. Dangerous drugs that have been linked to these birth defects include:[...]
Doctors and other medical professionals are very highly regarded in our society and we literally have to trust them with our lives in the event of a health emergency. With years of school and training, doctors and nurses are required to have all of the skills necessary to keep us healthy and determine what the proper course of action is when we are not. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and nurses make mistakes and the patient can quickly become a[...]
What damages are recoverable in a personal injury case?
When an individual is injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, they may find themselves considering their legal options. Being injured in an accident often results in unexpected costs that the injured party may be financially unprepared for, especially with the incredibly high costs of healthcare we are faced with. If one decides to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party that caused them to become injured, they may be able to recover[...]