Medical Malpractice Attorneys: When Medical Negligence Turns Criminal

In recent days, the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal doctor of pop star Michael Jackson, has been the topic of much attention and conversation across the country. Medical malpractice attorneys note that the case revolves around one question; did the doctor’s conduct surpass mere medical negligence? Generally, when a doctor commits an act of negligence, lawyers will file a lawsuit as a civil case. In civil cases, plaintiffs seek to be compensated for a wrong committed by a doctor, but there is no risk of facing jail time. In cases of egregious medical errors, district attorneys have the authority to file criminal charges … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Brings Criminal Charges to Facility Owner and Employee

In a shocking and rare turn of events, nursing home abuse has put an assisted living facility caretaker in jail for 31 months following the death of a resident. Nursing Home Neglect in a Washington State Facility Jean Rudolph, 87, was a resident at the Houghton Lakeview adult home in Kirkland, Washington. She suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as varied heart problems. She was virtually bedridden and had extreme difficulty verbalizing any complaints she may have had regarding pain or discomfort. When Jean died, she weighed 68 lbs, and was being ravaged by infections caused by three untreated, stage 4 bedsores that had burrowed to … [Read more...]