• Understanding Hospital Negligence

    Understanding Hospital Negligence

    The best way for hospitals to provide superior patient care is through their employees, but what happens when a healthcare worker is negligent in their duties?

  • Ischemic Strokes

    Ischemic Strokes and Hemorrhagic Strokes

    March 16, 2016 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis

    When you or a loved one has a stroke, it can be a terrifying experience that could cause permanent physical and mental damage. Because more than 800,000 strokes occur in the United States each year, its important to understand what a stroke is and what causes one. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain off is cut off, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen which can lead to their death. There are two types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic, and while oxygen deprivation to the brain causes both types, they have very different causes.

  • How To Select A Nursing Home For Your Loved One

    How To Select A Nursing Home For Your Loved One

    If someone you love can no longer safely live on their own, the thought of placing them in a nursing home might be frightening. Residents at nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to elder abuse because they do not have an advocate around all the time to look after their well-being. Because of this, it’s important to know how best to select a nursing home to prevent your loved one from becoming a victim of elder abuse.

  • Traumatic Birth Experience

    What is a Traumatic Birth Experience?

    February 17, 2016 by James McHugh, Jr.| Birth Injuries

    While the miracle of birth is often a beautiful process for the families of newborns, it can also be distressing. Between 25 and 34 percent of mothers report having a traumatic birth experience. This is when an individual involved in the birthing process believes that the mother’s life or her baby’s life is in danger or that there is a serious threat to the mother’s or baby’s physical or emotional wellbeing.

  • Suing Multiple Parties for Medical Malpractice

    Suing Multiple Parties for Medical Malpractice

    Because of the large number of liability issues that are often a part of medical malpractice cases, as well as their complexity, it is not unusual for there to be multiple parties involved with them. The circumstances surrounding the injuries will often determine which parties are responsible. For example, if an injury occurred because of a surgeon’s negligence, but a nurse who was charged with monitoring the patient failed to do so, it’s possible that both may be held liable for the injuries, depending on the circumstances.