Medical Malpractice Newsletters

Dialysis Malpractice

When a patient is afflicted with a serious kidney disease, he or she often undergoes dialysis. During this procedure, the dialysis machine acts as an artificial kidney, and the procedure carries with it the inherent possibility of danger to the patient. Therefore, it is both a life-saving and a life-threatening procedure. It is frequently performed at private, for-profit dialysis centers. Some studies indicate that dialysis patients who have the procedure performed at a private, for-profit center face a statistically significant higher risk of death than those treated at a non-profit center.

Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack

Around the world, millions of people die each year from cardiovascular disease, and in the United States, it is the leading cause of death. A heart attack is defined as an injury to the heart muscle resulting from a lack of oxygen-filled blood. An interruption of the flow of blood to the heart can be caused by a blood clot, atherosclerosis, or a coronary artery spasm.

Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

Mitigation of Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

In most tort cases, an injured party is not permitted to just sit back and do nothing to improve his or her own condition following an injury. The same is true in medical malpractice cases. A patient who is injured as the result of the negligence of a professional healthcare provider has an obligation to take reasonable steps to minimize his damages. He will not be entitled to recover for any damages that could have been avoided by reasonable care.

The Emergency Rule and Medical Malpractice

The Emergency Rule and Medical Malpractice