Category Archive: Medical Malpractice

  • What Is the Difference between Negligence and Malpractice?

    Patients trust medical providers with their lives whenever they seek treatment in health facilities. Therefore, medical standards expect healthcare providers to perform their duties with utmost care and professionalism. If a medical provider fails in this duty, you can bring a malpractice claim to hold them accountable for injuries they cause. When a medical provider's actions or inactions fall below the professional standard of care, their behavior constitutes medical negligence. If a medical provider's negligence causes a patient to suffer an read more
  • Negligence in EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

    Healthcare professionals who offer emergency medical services are expected to uphold a standard of care to any patient under their watch. Even so, emergency medical professionals can be negligent or make mistakes that harm a patient. Ambulance or emergency room negligence or errors have devastating consequences for patients, including life-changing injuries or complications. For instance, despite a patient being allergic to a specific medication, providers might administer it anyway, worsening the victim's condition. Fortunately, personal injury read more
  • What Do Surgeons Say When They Mess Up?

    A John Hopkins report over an 8 year-period revealed more than 250,000 deaths per year due to medical errors. This makes medical malpractice one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Despite the high prevalence of medical mistakes, healthcare providers often aggressively defend against malpractice claims and deny liability for patient harm. Patients bringing medical malpractice claims often have an uphill battle, and they need the right legal representation. This is especially true in the event of a surgical error. It can be read more
  • What Is Considered Pharmacist Misconduct?

    Health professionals have a strict duty of care when treating their patients. These include pharmacists, who are expected to act with honesty and integrity as required by their medical professional code of ethics. Unfortunately, 7,000 to 9,000 patients die every year due to medication errors, including pharmacist misconduct, as reported by the National Institutes of Health. Lots of other patients experience adverse reactions to medication and other complications. Pharmacist misconduct is considered when a pharmacist's behavior falls below the read more
  • What can a doctor do that a nurse practitioner cannot?

    Medical malpractice cases can be complex and challenging to navigate, especially for victims seeking justice and compensation. Understanding the roles and capabilities of healthcare professionals involved in your case is crucial. In the context of medical malpractice, it is important to know the difference between the responsibilities of a doctor and a nurse practitioner. When a nurse practitioner oversteps and acts like a doctor, they might make mistakes that lead to injuries and medical malpractice. Retaining the services of experienced New read more
  • New Jersey Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations

    According to the American Medical Association, one in three clinicians is sued at least once during their career. Many of these medical professionals are sued because of medical malpractice. So, if you've experienced medical malpractice firsthand, don't believe there is nothing you can do about it. Although medical malpractice lawsuits are complex, with an experienced attorney like the ones at Varcadipane & Pinnisi, PC, on your side, you can obtain compensation and justice for your injuries. Yet, to ensure you have a chance at this, you need to read more
  • Types of Hospital Malpractice

    According to statistics, approximately 195,000 people die in hospitals each year because of preventable mistakes. Additionally, there are believed to be between 80,000 to 100,000 deaths annually in the United States due to an error in diagnosis. Moreover, there are approximately 15,000 to 19,000 medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year.  Interestingly, it is estimated that 96 percent of medical malpractice cases are settled outside of court. If you believe that a hospital or its staff acted negligently and caused your injury, you should consider read more
  • Causes of Surgical Errors

    For those with complicated medical conditions, sometimes the only way to get better is by undergoing surgery. It is not an easy decision to make, but if your physician says it is necessary, then one can only hope and pray that all goes well during surgery. Unfortunately, oftentimes all is not well during and after the surgery because of surgical errors. These errors can be made by the surgeon them self, by the professional staff assisting in the surgery, or some combination of both. Regardless of who makes the error, the end outcome could result read more

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