Medical Malpractice

Signs of a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause long-lasting and sometimes fatal damage. Car accidents and sports injuries are some of the main causes for TBI, so if your family has recently been in a car accident or your children have been injured while playing sports, it is very important to see a doctor immediately and watch… read more

Medical malpractice damage caps explained

In response to rising medical insurance premiums, many states passed medical malpractice “caps.” You are still entitled to compensatory damages for your injuries, however, what you can recover and for what is capped. The largest share of these damages was for pain and suffering and is the first place most states limited malpractice liability. This… read more

An overview of the four types of nursing homes

Nursing homes are private facilities that provide shelter and care to people who are aged, infirm, sick or disabled. The vast majority of nursing homes receive funding through Medicare and Medicaid and are thus subject to substantial federal regulation and oversight, in addition to state regulators. The federal government is extremely interested in regulating nursing… read more

Basic facts about traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Most people do not realize it, but serious brain injuries can be a result of automobile collisions even when the impact is fairly low-speed. Occasionally, they can even happen when passengers are otherwise uninjured if other factors like whiplash are at play. This is because traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can stem from a variety… read more

Study finds that Zika could affect adult brain cells

Most news stories focus on the fact that Zika can cause birth defects if an infected mosquito bites a woman who is pregnant. But researchers from Rockefeller University found that the Zika virus might also affect adult human brain cells. Unfortunately, there is not yet a cure for Zika however this post can discuss the potential health… read more

Common questions associated with surgical errors

Some errors are obvious, like forgetting objects inside of patients. Some mistakes are difficult to detect, as the case of one woman who lived with a sponge in her body for four years. This post will address the various injuries that questions that arise during surgical errors. Whenever a person suffers an injury that is… read more

Do lawsuits drive up the costs of healthcare?

A common argument with politicians seeking “tort reform” is to say that doctors practice defensive medicine. Tort reform is a series of laws designed to overhaul medical malpractice litigation. The idea is to reduce your ability to recover just compensation for your injuries while partially shielding doctors and hospitals from correcting preventable errors. Defensive medicine occurs when… read more

Former wrestlers sue WWE for brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries were the buzzword for all manner of neurological injuries associated with football, soccer, and cheerleading. But one sport went largely under the radar regarding traumatic brain injury investigations ? wrestling. More than 50 former wrestlers sued the WWE arguing that the WWE knew about the potential for brain injury and withheld information… read more

Medical malpractice suits require careful consideration

Putting your life in another person’s hands takes a tremendous amount of trust. These feelings of loss and confusion can be overwhelming but it is important that you clearly think through any decision you choose. You don’t want to make any rash choices. Here are six things to consider before filing a lawsuit. First, how… read more

Cheerleading and its connection to brain injuries

When one thinks of brain injuries, they think about football, boxing and martial arts ? not cheerleading. Unfortunately, a study that was published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that cheerleaders are among the most likely to underreport a brain injury. Underreporting brain injuries is serious because it could lead to further long-term damage. This… read more