Butch Burgin was active in his retirement. His family said he liked to be outdoors as often as he could. That is, until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over 3 years ago. Butch still wanted to be outdoors, but he was simply walking when his legs gave out. His family had no choice but to seek out a skilled nursing facility. A little over 2 months later, he passed … [Read more...] about The Butch Burgin Lawsuit & The Impact of COVID-19 Immunity Laws
The Citadel Salisbury nursing home in North Carolina is at the center of the COVID-19 legal storm. As the target of a lawsuit filed on behalf of 96-year-old Majorie Fuller Garvin for negligence, the lawsuit alleges the staff allowed the coronavirus to spread in the nursing home. Garvin is one of 102 confirmed COVID-19 cases within the facility. Proving negligence requires more … [Read more...] about Citadel Salisbury Nursing Home Faces COVID-19 Negligence Suit
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
The state of Washington is looking at changes in laws regarding who may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Proposed legislation would permit the parents of adult children to sue if their son or daughter’s death can be attributed to negligence. To understand the proposed change, let’s take a step back and examine the standards for a wrongful death lawsuit. The conditions for … [Read more...] about Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? One State Seeks Change
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?