Malpractice Liability for Midwives: What You Need to Know
Midwives play an important role in providing healthcare to women and newborns during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. While most midwives provide safe and competent care, there are cases where they may be held liable for medical malpractice if their actions or omissions cause harm to the mother or child. In California, midwives are subject… read moreRead More
Can Doctors Be Liable for Prescribing Highly Addictive Drugs?
Prescription drug abuse is an increasing problem in the US, and the medical community has been scrutinized for its role in this epidemic. With the rise in overdose deaths and addiction rates, many have begun looking into the role doctors play in prescribing highly addictive drugs. If a patient suffering from addiction can demonstrate that… read moreRead More
Guide to Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in California
Many people go to a medical provider expecting to find a solution for their health concern. In general, most physicians do their best to deliver a solution, or at least a treatment plan to alleviate the problem. Sometimes, however, things go wrong, and the patient leaves their medical provider in worse condition than when they… read moreRead More
5 Common California Medical Malpractice Claims
As a patient entering a California healthcare facility, you should anticipate qualified care, secure and sanitary conditions, and capable staff. After all, medical professionals are taught to expertly diagnose and treat patients while operating in a fast-paced and challenging atmosphere. You should expect that the appropriate tests and imaging will be composed, the proper medications… read moreRead More
Common Medical Errors That May Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims
We are in a rapidly changing time for medical treatments and health. Technology has created a fast-paced evolution in the medical field. Some of these advancements are of tremendous benefit to injured people. For example, expansions in diagnostic trials—such as top-end MRI scans—can assist in pinpointing severe brain injuries. Still, there remain notable gaps in… read moreRead More
How a Life Care Plan Affects a California Medical Malpractice Case
Just about every American has received medical attention at some point in their life. It’s a part of life we may take for granted, or at the very least assume it will be there when we need it most. We count on doctors and medical professionals to be experts in their fields and help us… read moreRead More
Radiology Errors Malpractice
Radiology is an important part of the medical practice. It is used to diagnose many injuries and medical conditions. If a radiologist makes a preventable mistake while reading or interpreting your imaging test results, it could interfere with your ability to receive the medical care you need. In this circumstance, you may have grounds to… read moreRead More
What Is Informed Consent in California?
Patients have many rights when it comes to controlling their medical care. It is ultimately up to a patient to decide which medical treatments to approve and procedures to undergo. Before a doctor or surgeon can perform a procedure on a patient, the practitioner must obtain the patient’s informed consent. With only a few exceptions… read moreRead More
Proving Medical Malpractice for Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
A diagnosis is a key moment in a patient’s medical care. A doctor coming to the correct diagnosis in a timely manner could lead to the patient receiving the treatment or medications he or she needs to recover. Unfortunately, not all doctors abide by the mandatory standards of care while diagnosing patients. Misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses… read moreRead More
What Is the Cap on Medical Malpractice in California?
Medical malpractice is the negligent failure of a health care professional or facility to take proper care of a patient, resulting in patient harm. Proper care fulfills all the expected standards within the medical industry, including during injury diagnosis and treatments. Medical malpractice happens every day in California. If you are the victim of medical… read moreRead More