Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) recently filed a bill named after Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal to give future soldiers on active duty the right to sue for medical malpractice. Sergeant Stayskal was misdiagnosed with pneumonia, when it was really stage four cancer, causing quite a bit of controversy. The reasons behind this controversy and other cases like it can be found … [Read more...] about For American Soldiers, Filing for Medical Malpractice Isn’t Always an Option
Envision the following scenario: You’re relaxing with some friends and lamenting the absence of one who hasn’t been doing well, health-wise. Someone talks about how it seems the friend’s condition has gotten worse, rather than better, since they started seeing that new doctor. Another one follows up with a call to “sue the blankety-blank quack.” Is there a case? This … [Read more...] about Medical Negligence According to the Courts
Medical malpractice is a serious issue. Period. In fact, medical accidents are believed to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of this staggering number, which has generated thousands of lawsuits per year, many physicians are practicing defensive medicine. Very Well Health describes defensive medicine as a “situation in which a doctor … [Read more...] about What is Defensive Medicine and Why Do Doctors Practice it?
Did you know that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States next to heart disease and cancer? When a loved one dies, family members often are left to wonder if there could have been something done to prevent the death. Autopsies are generally the only way to truly determine if there was negligence involved. An autopsy, also known as a post … [Read more...] about Is an Autopsy Important in a Wrongful Death Case?