What is Medical Malpractice? Medical Malpractice is a type of lawsuit where a person seeks justice for injury or death caused by a negligent medical provider. A medical provider can be a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other professional who cares for patients. The case can be brought by, or on behalf of the injured person,
Going into surgery, you may wonder if you’ve chosen the right surgeon. You may wonder if they’ve been sued before, or if they have a valid medical license. You may want to verify what you’ve been told, or perhaps were too embarrassed to ask. The good news is that this information is accessible and available
How would you like to learn that your surgeon was taking selfies or taking a video call while you were unconscious on the operating table? It is happening more and more. The slip of a surgical knife can slice open the wrong organ, causing years of pain and suffering, numerous follow-up surgeries or instant death.
Group homes, like nursing homes and mental health facilities, provide care for vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, the disabled, those suffering from addiction, and the mentally ill. Usually, group homes have a small population of residents; but this also means that there are often a limited number of staff to oversee the residents.
More than 250,000 patients die each year in the United States due to medical mistakes, making it one of the most common causes of death. Many more patients suffer life altering, permanent injuries. Mistakes that occur before and during surgery can mean that the medical providers committed malpractice. Murphy & Landon attorneys have brought successful
Patients who are injured or die during medical procedures are often victims of malpractice. If not performed properly, medical treatment can cause new injuries, illnesses, and even death. Examples include: Infections caused by a failure to take required precautions, sometimes as simple as failing to wash hands or reusing a contaminated medical device. According to
Medical errors are a leading cause of wrongful death in the United States. Studies report that as many as 200,000 patients die each year from medical malpractice. Indeed, one member of the medical profession has described medical errors as “rampant” within the medical community. Doctors can only provide medical care to patients in a hospital, if
Medical malpractice cases typically involve claims for wrongful death and serious personal injuries. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Murphy & Landon have successfully tried and settled malpractice claims throughout Delaware. Delaware law allows a jury to award punitive damages in a medical malpractice case if: The medical provider’s misconduct is reckless (also described as wilful
When a person dies or is injured while receiving medical care, most patients and their families are looking for answers. They want to know what happened and why. In many cases, they cannot get satisfactory answers from their medical providers. They are told that they suffered a “known complication,” or their outcome was not “optimal”
Studies estimate that medical errors are a leading cause of wrongful death in the United States. Estimates of the number of patients who die each year due to medical malpractice vary, with one study reporting about 45,000 to 98,000 deaths annually in the United States, while another study reported a much higher estimate of 200,000