Medical Malpractice

Can Nursing Home Abuse Victims File Medical Malpractice Claims?

by NPHM | November 30th, 2020

Yes. When nursing home residents are harmed medically due to negligence, they can file medical malpractice claims. Note that these claims are separate from nursing home abuse and neglect claims, although they often have similar root causes. In many cases, nursing home residents suffer worsening health or poor outcomes after new diagnoses, treatments, and surgeries […]

Questions from the Average Joe: Medical Malpractice III

by NPHM | October 9th, 2020

Q: I had back surgery a few months ago to correct an ongoing issue, but if anything, my pain has increased. Do I have a case if the surgery failed? A: As with any medical procedure, surgery carries a long list of potential risks and complications. These can include infections, unforeseen complications during surgery, and […]

What Are the Different Kinds of Congenital Heart Defects?

by NPHM | October 6th, 2020

The three types of congenital heart defects (CHDs) are abnormalities of the structure of the heart, abnormalities of blood flow, and abnormalities of the rate and/or rhythm of the heartbeat. Structure One relatively common abnormality of structure is an atrial septal defect – a hole in the wall between the chambers of the baby’s heart.  In […]

Is Your Child’s Neurological Dysfunction Due to Prematurity or Negligence? Part 2

by NPHM | September 21st, 2020

Prematurity is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is considered to be a risk factor for cerebral palsy, and cognitive dysfunction. Prematurity can contribute to many of the abnormalities seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Some of the patterns associated with prematurity include: Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension […]

Is your Child’s Neurological Injury due to Congenital Heart Defect or Negligence?

by NPHM | September 4th, 2020

What Are Congenital Heart Defects? Congenital heart defects (CHD), which are the most common form of birth defects, are issues related to one or multiple areas of the cardiac and respiratory system. The causes of congenital heart defects vary to some degree, but all involve issues with fetal development. While some CHDs are relatively benign […]

What Happens After a Doctor Is Accused of Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 31st, 2020

There are few experiences in life as traumatic as seeking treatment for an injury or illness, only to end up in worse health than before due to a healthcare professional’s mistake. We place great trust in the medical providers who oversee and administer our care, and to experience preventable side effects, complications, and injuries due […]

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

by NPHM | August 28th, 2020

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon, causes injury to a patient as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. Common types of medical malpractice include: Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis Improper treatment, such as surgical or medication errors Failure to warn patient […]

Can People Harmed in Clinical Trials Sue for Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 24th, 2020

Yes. People who are harmed in clinical trials can pursue compensation for their injuries, illnesses, and other expenses—but doing so almost always requires the help of an experienced lawyer. That’s because participating in a clinical trial typically involves signing reams of paperwork that absolve the pharmaceutical company and the administering hospital or clinic from many […]

Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

by NPHM | August 17th, 2020

The answer: it depends. When you visit your doctor, whether it’s due to nagging symptoms you want checked out or because of an emergency health crisis, you expect to be accurately diagnosed so that proper treatment can begin. But medicine is often an inexact science, and even the most experienced and well-educated healthcare providers can […]

What Evidence Do You Need to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

by NPHM | August 10th, 2020

Medical malpractice can result in innocent people suffering serious injuries and illnesses that can affect them for the rest of their lives through accidents or mistakes caused by the medical professionals who are supposed to be treating them. In virtually any other scenario, this would be a no-brainer when it comes to deserving, and getting, […]