Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Proving Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice lawsuits begin with the filing of a complaint with the court in the appropriate jurisdiction. Once the process begins, both sides undertake discovery in an effort to uncover as much relevant information and evidence as possible prior to trial. This information must be shared between the two parties, as to avoid any surprises by the time the case reaches trial. Plaintiffs and defendants are able to negotiate before the trial in an effort to reach a settlement. If no agreement is reached, the parties will be forced to argue their case at trial. Medical malpractice attorneys strongly believe that plaintiffs need to fight for … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Outraged over Proposed Bill

Medical malpractice attorneys in the state of North Carolina strongly disagree with the current debates within the state legislature. Legislators in Raleigh, NC are in search of a manageable way to reform the medical malpractice laws within the state. Medical malpractice attorneys, on the other hand, find this to be extremely detrimental to potential victims of negligence whose sole means to recovery comes through the judicial system. Damage Should not be Limited when a Jury Finds Liability The legal system uses money damages in many different ways. Compensatory damages are generally used to compensate the plaintiff for any harm that … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Face New Challenges with New Legislation

The state of Florida has recently passed significant restrictions on an injured patient's ability to seek lawsuits against medical professionals within the state. With the stronger regulations, medical malpractice attorneys are now faced with a much more difficult road to seek justice and a fair outcome for their clients. Limitations on potential damages and restrictions on plaintiffs’ ability to call expert witnesses may handcuff attorneys and their injured clients in seeking a fair result. Medical Profession vs. Injured Patients: Florida’s Cost Benefit Analysis Throughout the past decade, Florida has been seeking solutions to keep … [Read more...]

Shoulder Dystocia Protocol Reduces Birth Injury By 26%

Family Practice News, an independent, online newspaper that provides timely and relevant news about clinical developments in the field of family medicine, recently reported on a study that showed that specific and firm protocol regarding shoulder dystocia and other birthing hazards could significantly reduce the instances of birth injury. Standardized Protocol Reduces Birth Injury The protocol system, called Code-D, reduced the occurences of infant brachial plexus injury (Erb's Palsy) caused by shoulder dystocia (when a baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone by 26%, according to study reports presented at the Society … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Falls Cause Serious Injury

The dropping or falling of a nursing home resident can have serious consequences on that person’s quality of life. Each year, an average nursing home reports one to two falls or drops per resident. About 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries. Residents who experience non-fatal falls can suffer serious injuries that greatly reduce their quality of life. Residents have the right to live their remaining years with dignity, and avoidable falls rob them of this dignity and often accellerate their death. How serious are these falls? Nursing home falls can cause serious injuries including head … [Read more...]