Medical Malpractice Blog Posts

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim for a MRSA Infection

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a dangerous type of staph infection that can be fatal if it is not diagnosed and treated quickly. Unfortunately, there are times when the infection could have been prevented if not for a health care… Read More

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim for Surgical Negligence

Surgeons, like all health care providers, have a duty of care to provide quality treatment that ensures their patients’ safety during an operation or medical procedure. When a patient is injured or killed due to a surgeon’s negligence, the surgeon may… Read More

Can I Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

When a patient is injured due the actions of a health care provider or hospital, he or she may be able to sue the hospital for medical malpractice. Hospitals are responsible for providing quality treatment to patients and protecting them from unnecessary… Read More

What You Need to Know About Hospital Infections

Every day, approximately one in 25 patients contract one or more hospital-acquired infections, according to an estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These serious, sometimes life-threatening infections can be caused by the… Read More

What You Need to Prove in an LA Malpractice Claim

Medical professionals often make mistakes when providing treatment to their patients. These mistakes can cause everything from minor damage to tissues and organs to life-threatening infections and the failure to diagnose diseases like cancer. If you… Read More

Six Things You Should Know About LA Medical Malpractice

If your injury or illness was caused by the negligence of a Louisiana physician or medical professional, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim to recover compensation. However, medical malpractice cases are handled differently in Louisiana… Read More

Four Baton Rouge Hospitals Penalized for High Infection Rates

Four Baton Rouge hospitals are being penalized by Medicare as part of a nationwide crackdown on hospital acquired infections (HACs). The penalty will be a cut to payments from Medicare by one percent. The hospitals facing the punishment in Baton Rouge… Read More

Most Common Types of Medical Misdiagnoses

Can you imagine being told there is nothing wrong with you after repeated hospital visits, only to have a resident physician identify a tumor seven months after your first visit? This is precisely what happened to a man in Maryland in 2006. The resident… Read More

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